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02-18-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Dehydration loose output

Hi guys sorry for being nusciance but I was wondering if dehydration actually causes looser output? I think I read it somewhere thanks in advance. Ryan.
02-18-2012, 02:32 PM   #2
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Hey Ryan

Short, quick answer is "yes"! It seems weird, but you actually lose more water when you don't have enough water. It's a vicious little cycle. Keep yourself hydrated!! Seriously. And if possible, try drinking some Gatorade or whatever the equivalent sort of sports drink you can get access to. It will help keep your electrolytes steady while you're having looser output. Oh, and eat a banana!

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02-19-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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I hate sports drinks so a nutritionist suggested drinking some sort of broth or other salty soup, and as Kismet said, eat a banana.
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02-19-2012, 01:38 PM   #4
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Have you tried coconut water?
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02-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #5
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No never heard of it, is it good?
02-19-2012, 05:43 PM   #6
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Yes, there are different brands, some better than others, but all of them supply the electrolytes you need, as well as some other vitamins. I buy it from Amazon - still trying different brands. They have some on promo all the time. Read the reviews to help choose one that tastes good.
02-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #7
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Hmm.... I'm very interested. I'll check into that!
02-19-2012, 05:53 PM   #8
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Yes!! Plus the more water that comes out of you, the less that's going into you. I always drink a sports drink per day and take loperamide/Imodium when I get loose output.
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