You're getting thirrrrrrsty.. water water water

A forum to discuss Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency and its relationship to Multiple Sclerosis.

Postby Cece » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:24 pm

It's interesting, I was always drinking, water or diet coke being my beverages of choice. It's early days still but I think that need to always be sipping is gone. Overloading the system with fluids to increase the vasculature might well have been what I was doing.
Cece
Family Elder
 
Posts: 9022
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:00 pm

Advertisement

water

Postby zinamaria » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:07 am

Electrolytes can be found in foods and fruits. Gatorade is high in sugar concentration and I highly recommend against it as a hydration source.

"The best source of electrolytes is not from drinks, but from food. Fruit and vegetables, even canned or frozen vegetables, such as corn, carrots and green beans, are high in electrolytes, as are bread, milk and fruit. Water with a small pinch of salt, sugar and flour added to it will provide lots of electrolytes for your body. Tap water or spring water does not contain electrolytes."

Especially when sick, one should not drink anything highly concentrated with sugar for replenishing liquids.
My companion makes his own 'gatorade' by taking water, lemon or lime and adding a pinch of salt into it and then a few drops of stevia for sweetness...Tastes just like 'gatorade'...costs less to and is better for you.
User avatar
zinamaria
Family Elder
 
Posts: 296
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:00 pm

Re: You're getting thirrrrrrsty.. water water water

Postby Cece » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:05 am

http://cp.neurology.org/content/early/2 ... 5.abstract
Hydration status substantially affects chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency assessments

Claudiu I. Diaconu, BS,
Robert J. Fox, MD,
Alia Grattan, RVT,
Alexander Rae-Grant, MD,
Mei Lu, MD, PhD,
Heather L. Gornik, MD, MPH, RPVI and
Esther Soo H. Kim, MD, MPH, RPVI

Summary

We sought to determine the effect of hydration on the criteria for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI), a proposed hypothesis for the etiology of multiple sclerosis (MS). Sixteen subjects (11 MS and 5 controls) were asked to fast overnight. The following morning, 2 CCSVI ultrasound examinations were performed: 1 in the mildly dehydrated state, and another 30–45 minutes after rehydrating with 1.5 L of Gatorade. Seven subjects fulfilled CCSVI criteria in the dehydrated state. Of these, 5 (71%) no longer fulfilled CCSVI criteria after rehydration. One additional subject met CCSVI criteria only after rehydration. Hydration status has a substantial effect on CCSVI criteria, suggesting that the sonographic findings of CCSVI may represent a physiologic rather than pathologic state.
© 2013 American Academy of Neurology

Latest study from Dr. Fox's group. To me, this suggests that hydration status is yet another failing of all the ultrasound studies that we have seen, since they failed to standardize this important variable. We do not know if the MS group or the normal group was better hydrated and it turns out this has significant effects of the result of any ultrasound study.

But more immediately and importantly, this suggest that staying hydrated is really, really important for us. Staying hydrated opens up the veins, at least a little, and we need that.
Cece
Family Elder
 
Posts: 9022
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:00 pm

Re: You're getting thirrrrrrsty.. water water water

Postby frodo » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:40 am

Cece wrote:
Latest study from Dr. Fox's group. To me, this suggests that hydration status is yet another failing of all the ultrasound studies that we have seen, since they failed to standardize this important variable. We do not know if the MS group or the normal group was better hydrated and it turns out this has significant effects of the result of any ultrasound study.

But more immediately and importantly, this suggest that staying hydrated is really, really important for us. Staying hydrated opens up the veins, at least a little, and we need that.



Ahrgggg! I had entered just to post the same article!! I was late.
User avatar
frodo
Family Elder
 
Posts: 616
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:00 pm

Previous

Return to Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users


Contact us | Terms of Service