What is Water?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Water is a vital chemical substance to all life on Earth, required by humans at a volume of around 2 litres per day. During illness many factors may lead to dehydration including medications, reduced intake, difficulty swallowing so supplemental intake of water may be an essential intervention.

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Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 330 50
Dehydration 38 5
Bladder problems 23 3
Thirst 23 3
Fatigue 22 3
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 20 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 6
Mild 16
None 55

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Water

Side effect Patients
Frequent urination 15
Bladder problems 1
Constipation 1
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 1
Fluid retention (edema) 1
Folic acid deficiency 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Water

Dosage Patients
2 L daily 17
1 L daily 14
3 L daily 9
4 L daily 4
1 other daily 2
6 L daily 2
6 other daily 2
8 L daily 2
8 other daily 2
1other as needed 2

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Why patients stopped taking Water

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 6
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently using Water

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 32
10 years or more 31

Stopped using Water

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 32
Usually 35
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 26
Not at all hard to take 42
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 3
< $25 32
Not specified 40
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15 patient evaluations for Water

Dec 28, 2016 (Started May 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.31 L Daily
Advice & Tips: Never dehydrated, skin is less dry, and over all core feels great!

Oct 13, 2016 (Started May 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3.31 L Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2012 (Started Oct 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dehydration)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 L Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 29, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for trapped wind)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Has the added value of making my breath smell great
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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