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Does Over The Counter Water Pills Help You Lose Weight
Its known that water pills can help you lose weight soo im asking can a doctor give them to a person to help them lose weight?
Not real weight loss: Wallaby, while water pills may cause you to lose weight in the first few days, this is not considered true weight loss, and in fact the continued use of diuretics (or water pills) for weight loss can be dangerous. The best way to approach weight loss is through altering the diet, and exercise. For some people who are extremely obese, specific weight loss medications may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Water & diet pill: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting or a pill, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, & start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Water/diet pills are not the answer. ...Read more
What is the most unhealthiest way to lose weight fast? Is it laxitives, bulemia, water pills or a combination of all three?
There is none: Successful, long lasting weight loss is difficult and cannot be done quickly, at least outside of medical care. None of the remedies you suggest will safely result in long term wieght loss. ...Read more
Are "water pills'' okay for me to lose the excess water in my body. I feel bloted sometimes...And can I get water pills over the counter?
Not a good idea: It's not good to take diuretics just because you're swollen or feel 'bloated, ' and you can't get them over the counter in the United States. If you have swelling in the feet you should find out why. Causes include heart disease, kidney disease, and peripheral vascular disease (venous insufficiency). If it's the latter, sodium restriction, leg elevation, and support stockings are best. ...Read more
Yes, but . . . : All you lose on water pills is water weight. Actually not just water but body fluids and certain mineral electrolytes which if not replenished can cause you health problems. You do not lose body fat which should be the aim of any weight loss program. Consider paleolithic style eating. ...Read more
What water pills thats over-the-counter that is go I have chf. I don't have a doctor i don't have the money.
None: You may want to find a clinic that can see you. Many CHF meds are available at WalMart as part of their $4/month, $10/3 months program. I have many patients on generic meds doing well. Please find a clinic you can go to. Heart failure can be treated very well these days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does the over the counter water pill with aleve (naproxen) make me gain water weight instead of losing it? i stopped taking it and now im in the bathrm a lot
●Kidney damage – Using NSAIDs, even for a short time, can harm the kidneys. They are especially risky in people who already have kidney disease.: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs inhibit renal prostaglandin synthesis and can exacerbate edema in patients with underlying heart failure or cirrhosis SEE: 62.Clive DM, Stoff JS. Renal syndromes associated with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. N Engl J Med 1984; 310:563. I am unaware of an OTC diuretic on the market-please enlighten. ...Read more
Water pills: Water loss never represents true weight loss. Your weight may vary by a couple of pounds based on water retention but you should never consider water lost to be real weight loss. Your body tightly regulates fluid retention so when you start drinking again the weight will come back. ...Read more
Depends: Presuming no excess fluid (patients in heart failure for instance carry around extra fluid) you can loose quite a bit of water weight using diuretics as a large % body weight is actually water. Wrestlers sometimes will lose 20+ lbs with a mixture of sweating and diuretics in order to "make weight". This is not healthy however. If you want to lose fat (instead of water) eat healthy real food. ...Read more
Hooked on herbal water pills. Trying to lose water weight and an addiction to salt. How to get off water pills and normalize kidney function. Help!
Just stop.: You are actually harming yourself i you take water pills instead of staying on a healthy diet low in salt. Talk to your doctor and let him know about your problem.It is dangerous to tamper with OTC drugs without notifying your doctor especially if you are taking other medications. ...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
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