Drinking Water

Drinking water refers to pure and clean water that is used for drinking and cooking. Nearly 70 % of our body is made of water and it is important to drink optimum level everyday to keep the organs functioning healthily. Taking less water can cause dehydration.

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Can we take water along with food?

Query: Hello Doctor, Can we drink water along with the food? I have heard that water should only be taken one hour after the meal. Is that true?  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Dear User, Welcome to icliniq.com You can drink water when your body is in need of it.  It is better not to drink too much water around your meal time (before, during or immediately after meals) because it may cause dilution of your digestive juices, and may sometimes lead to indigestion. At other ...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to give more water for a cancer patient with low sodium?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad has been diagnosed with aggressive mesothelioma cancer. He is very frail, and on leaving the hospital, he suffered from low sodium. He constantly asks for water, and I am unsure whether we are giving him enough to drink or giving him too much. His urine output is usually from 500 m...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The water he drinks will not affect the drain output unless the heart failure component is there. However, when sodium is low, we usually restrict water intake depending on the cause of less sodium. Has he received chemotherapy? Your intake should be based on outpu...  Read Full »

What can I do to get rid of my heartburn?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from heartburn, chest pain, nausea, and breathlessness. I got done 2D echo, ECG, vitamins D levels, endoscopy, and blood tests. All the reports are normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Surbhi Agrawal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are several things you can do to prevent an episode of heartburn like: Avoid alcohol. Normally alcohol in moderation is well tolerated by many, but for people prone to acidity, even a small amount of alcohol can cause discomfort. Avoid smoking. The nicotine in to...  Read Full »

Can a person get nauseous every time after drinking bottled water?

Query: Hello doctor, Every time I drink bottled water, I feel nauseous. What is the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are multiple steps involved in the purification of water before they are bottled. One of which is micro-purification, which may involve the use of different agents to kill the bacteria and germs. I think you are allergic to some of those or it is giving a bad taste ...  Read Full »

Why does my wife have a burning sensation during urination for a year?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has been having a burning sensation of urine for more than a year now. Earlier, she took Taxim-O, but after stopping it, the burning sensation came back. When it comes, it stays for 5 hours or so. She feels very uncomfortable and hardly can move. She was advised to take Uroton...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen reports sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Though all reports are normal, ultrasound shows cystitis (urinary bladder wall inflammation). This could be a subclinical infection. As no specific cause is found, I suggest you a trial...  Read Full »

I am suffering from brain fog and mental fatigue. Can drinking less water be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past several years, I am suffering from brain fog, mental fatigue and poor concentration. I have consulted so many doctors, but it was not cured. However, I came to know from one of my friends that drinking less water cause these type of problems. After hearing this, I noticed tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is true that decreased water intake may cause such symptoms because of dehydration. There may be decreased levels of micronutrients in blood, which causes such symptoms. Now, you started drinking 4 liters of water, and that is sufficient enough to meet your daily ...  Read Full »

My mother has fever, lower stomach pain, vomiting and cold. Does she have UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is having lower stomach pain, vomiting, fever, feeling cold, and not feeling hungry. She took Aciloc 150 and Mucaine gel in the afternoon. After that, she took Sompraz D 40 before having dinner. She took a rice meal at dinner and she vomited it. Then she was given Pantoprazole ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother can have a urinary tract infection (UTI) and it needs to be evaluated. Lower abdominal pain, fever, and decreased appetite can be due to symptoms of UTI. Kindly do a urine routine and if it shows the presence of pus cells or bacteria, then she needs to take ...  Read Full »

Why am I gaining abnormal weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not losing weight even after controlling to eat my food and I do regular exercise. I walk for four kilometers in the morning and play badminton for an hour every evening. I am eating at the proper time with the right quantity. I have not loosed even a kilogram in a month. Before fol...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate you for following these steps. It helps to decrease your fat and increase your muscle strength and stamina. It will also help to improve your immunity. Exercise produces neurohormones and it results in a sense of well-being. Try to eat more boiled vegetable...  Read Full »

How to boost metabolism naturally?

Query: Hi doctor, Why is it important to boost metabolism naturally? Are there any foods that can boost metabolism? If so, how often should they be eaten and how should they be prepared? Are there any herbal supplements to boost metabolism? What are some of the common misconceptions of boosting metaboli...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  Read Full »

Why do I have lightheadedness and pain behind the eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, From time to time, I get a weird lightheaded sensation. I feel such weird sensation while reading, looking at my cell phone, watching television or driving at night. For a moment, I feel as though I may pass out. But, I do not pass out and it goes away quickly. Sometimes, it happens a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most likely reasons for such episodes are likely to be hypoglycemia or hypotension. Both can manifest with similar presentations with mild dizziness followed by headaches. It is necessary that you should get your blood sugar levels and your blood pressure levels du...  Read Full »

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