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Coconut Water Diuretic
No: If you have diabetes, a high blood sugar will spill over into your urine and cause osmotic diuresis (i.e., it will act like a diuretic), but this is a disease process and doesn't occur in non - diabetic people. Water is never a diuretic but the more you drink, the more you'll urinate (the water has to go somewhere!). ...Read more
By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
Nope.: Contrary to what many people believe, diuretics actually remove excess salt (sodium and chloride) from the body via the kidneys into the urine. They are intended to be used for medical conditions where excess salt builds up in the body and not to "lose water weight". If diuretics are used inappropriately they can actually lead to potentially life threatening electrolyte disorders. ...Read more
Double water loading: Double water loading means doubling water intake in a certain time frame. Normal response to this maneuver is suppression of vasopressin secretion and thus the kidney is released from vasopressin water retention effect. A diuretic aims to increase sodium excretion. Double water loading in an other wise normal individual should enhance water excretion. If dehydrated, water retention could occur ...Read more
How can I lose only 2 pounds when taking my first diuretic? Thought I had more water weight than that.
Diuretics: Diuretics are not effective medications for weight loss. They are intended for persons who have conditions that cause them to retain excess fluid, such as certain heart or kidney problems. If a person without these problems takes diuretics, what happens is that the diuretics pull fluid out of the circulation system, making you feel faint and dizzy, and then the fluid comes right back. ...Read more
Diuresis: They act on the tubular part of the microscopic nephron in the kidney which filters out water and prevents reabsorption of that water in various parts of the tubule. Then this return blood deprived of water again circulates through the skin releases a plasma and it is avid for water and sucks it back. ...Read more
Is water a natural diuretic? I'm on a new med that makes me retain water and i want something to drink natural.
Leg edema: Yes, Diurex can be used to help leg edema, but is not a strong fluid pill. It is mainly used for the bloating and water retention associated with menstral cycles. If you are just having swelling in the legs and nothing else, you should see your doc to investigate further. Elevate your legs often, to help make the swelling go away, without the use of medication. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more
Is crystal light lemonade a diuretic and or can it be used in water to maintain normal hydration?
Crystal Light: Crystal light isn't a diuretic. It's free of caffeine and sugar, but has plenty of the artificial sweetener aspartame. This has been linked to neurological symptoms such as headaches and more. This powder is also highly processed, containing other chemicals too. http://tinyurl.com/mhgbh63. ...Read more
Do diuretics have lasting effect? I would think they would cause someone to become thirsty, drink more, and regain the water weight almost immediately
Diuretic: A brilliant observation! it depends on the reason for prescription. In hypertension management the effectiveness is dependent on changes in cellular electromechanics rather than via a hydraulic action of water removal, which as you have observed would be rapidly restored due to thirst. In volume overloaded states removal of the water excess and does not stimulate thirst to a similar extent. ...Read more
Wen i wake up my bra fits big n after a couple hrs my bra is severely tight, i'm thinking i'm retaining water but why n what can I do besides diuretic?
Diet: It's better to watch your salt intake if you are retaining fluid --. ...Read more
Low sodium: The reason your sodium is low is because of an imbalance between the amount of fluid and the amount of sodium in your body. For instance your total sodium may be normal but your body fluid may be high thus making the concentration low. You need to see your MD to advise you on the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have just started a diuretic for water retention. I am trying for a baby. I've heard they can affect your periods? Is this true? Thank you
No: Diuretics should not have any effect on your periods. ...Read more
Only urinating 2-4x/day. Drinking 1-2l of water/day. Is this normal output? I feel bloated somewhat. Short of diuretics what can I do to flush?
Probably: In all likelihood yes but talk to your physician. ...Read more
Im perimenopausal, I take an OTC diuretic daily, is this safe? I suffer from bloat and water retention all the time.
I have congestive heart failure and the diuretic i take is no longer working. What other options are the to avoid water rent emotion?
Change diuretic?: You should ask your physician, if you are on hydrochlorthiazide (h) if you should go to a loop diuretic, forsemide (f). Patients with chronic kidney disease do not respond to h but do respond to f. If that does not work, ask to have an echocardiogram to see if you have pulmonary artery hypertension (p) and what your ejection fraction is. If you have p, there is medicine for that to lessen edema. ...Read more
If a has cardiomegaly and lungs filled with water and is on oxygen bipap what is the importance of diuretics & oxygen? What if both are not given?
Multi modality Rx :
U mean cardiomyopathy , are various causes , is broadly divided into right sided , left sided and sever ( mixed ) .
help your heart pump effectively , w b blockers,
adding ace/arb to decrease load,
defibrillator to prevent sudden deaths , dieuretics to keep the fluivolume load low, symptomatic supplementation of oxygen to decrease the work of breathing
bipaap for positive pressure to. ...Read more
Why am i gaining weight when i dont eat much? i asked my doctor to check my thyroid, dont know yet, is it water weight? doctor wont give me diuretics
Fluid retention can: cause weight weight but it's only one cause. Your doctor is doing the right thing by not giving you a diuretic w/o further information. Other causes include change in your metabolism, thyroid problems, a relative mismatch between the calories you consume and burn up every day. Sometimes it's a matter of underestimating how much food you're eating. Keep a food diary & f/u with your doctor. ...Read more
Are there any foods/liquids/herbal supplement that help with retaining water/bloating? Anything that has a diuretic quality. My ring doesn't fit in am
UTI? peeing fine but frequent - no pain, cloudy urine, or thirst...had UTI in Jan...drink tons water, & some supplements I takeare natural diuretics
My mom had 2 attacks in 2 years.Now she has cardiomegaly, water in lungs.She was 7days in hosp.We took discharge&removed diuretic.She died in 5 hrs.Why?
Sorry about your mom. Since she has had a heart attack, she has scar tissue in the heart muscle which can cause life threatening rhythm problems. Presume that her fluid status was stable in order to be discharged. For death 5 hours after stopping a diuretic, that would be too soon to develop new fluid overload.
If it was quite sudden, would consider heart dysrhythmia, or a lung blood clot. ...Read more
I hav persistent water retention on face ever since i developed pcos.Will use of bcps alone help me get rid of it or will i hav to use diuretics also?
Generally yes: Hard to answer without knowing the precise medication prescribed, but most diuretics are safe for daily use. Some may require intermittent lab monitoring to prevent electrolyte imbalance, however. ...Read more