Meritorious Dr. Mau Quang Ta – Doctor from the Outpatient Department at TCI Healthcare System.
Q: How much water is enough daily?
A: In fact, there is no general formula for calculating the amount of water each person should consume everyday. Personal water consumption depends on many factors, such as health status, activity level, etc. Therefore, based on your needs and nutritional regimen, you can consider the appropriate amount of water for your body.
Experts recommend the average amount of water for adults per day as follows:
- The male body needs about 3.7 liters of water per day.
- The female body needs about 2.7 liters of water per day.
Here are some tips for upping your water drinking game properly:
- Drink 1 glass of water right after you wake up to flush out toxins from the day before.
- Drink 1/2 glass of water during breakfast
- Drink 1 glass of water between breakfast and lunch
- Drink 1 glass of water 30 – 45 minutes before lunch
- Drink 1/2 glass of water during lunch
- Drink 1 glass of water between lunch and dinner
- Drink at least 1 glass of water 30-45 minutes before dinner
- Drink 1/2 glass of water during dinner
Q: What are the main causes of osteoporosis?
A: Risk factors for osteoporosis include:
- Heavy smokers or drinkers
- People aged 65 and older. Experts recommend people of that age get screened for osteoporosis regularly.
- People with small bone frame and lower peak bone mass
- People taking high-risk medications such as Thyroid medications, chemotherapy drugs, or other medications might lead to the development of osteoporosis.
- People have certain medical conditions that cause body inflammation, such as kidney failure, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, etc.
- People with a family history of osteoporosis
- Females experiencing a decrease in estrogen at the time of menopause
- Males experiencing a decrease in testosterone as they age.
Q: Can you have liver disease without alcohol intake?
A: You can still have a liver disease without drinking any alcohol! There is a term called Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NFLD) indicating a range of liver conditions affecting people who consume little to no alcohol. The most common primary causes of NAFLD are obesity, type II diabetes, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance.