how can my doctor know i need to drink more water and not soda from an ekg?

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  • 9 months ago

    He can't. He probably assessed your body mass index.

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  • denise
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    9 months ago

    He can only assume, He's probably telling you to drink more water, because its good for you.

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  • C
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    From your heart rhythm. Soda does not hydrate as well as just plain water, especially if it contains caffeine which is diuretic. There's a tipping point in consumption of caffeinated beverages where they become more diuretic than hydrating. Caffeine also affects heart rhythm. Your doctor probably sees this a lot.

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Because it is a simple fact that you need water and not additives.

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  • audrey
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Because dehydration shows up on an EKG. And soda does not rehydrate like water. I had an EKG 3 months ago and my doctor said the same thing.

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  • 9 months ago

    It was probably determined through a blood test. Your sodium level was probably very high.

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