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Can peeing a lot make you lose weight?

Can peeing a lot make you lose weight?

No.: Voiding will allow you to lose a small amount of water weight, but unless you stop drinking fluids or are a patient on diuretics, the weight will be replaced. More importantly, urine production is unrelated to the metabolism of the muscle and fat which are more important in maintaining a healthy weight. Make sure you consult a doctor before starting on any risky or unproven diets. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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


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I have been on a diet for two months now and have lost 27 lbs. I was the same weight but now am peeing a lot. Is this a sign that i'm losing weight?

I have been on a diet for two months now and have lost 27 lbs. I was the same weight but now am peeing a lot. Is this a sign that i'm losing weight?

Losing water not fat: Most obese people do retain a good deal of excess water weight, and early fast weight loss is often due to losing that excees water. While it does contribute to wieght loss, it is not the same as fat loss. ...Read more

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I do a lot of walking to help lose weight. I am thinking of adding idealshape meal replacement shakes. Would you recommend this?

I do a lot of walking to help lose weight. I am thinking of adding idealshape meal replacement shakes. Would you recommend this?

Walking & shakes: Meal replacement shakes are fine as long as they are low in carbohydrate and surgar, and high in protein content (at least 20grams of protein). However, more important than the shakes would be exercise. Walking is really not adequate exercise to lose weight. You will really benefit from cardio exercise (treadmill, bike, elliptical) to get your hr up to your target hr. That will make you lose wt. ...Read more

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Being on mirtazapine made me gain a lot of lbs-is there any anti dep that can help lose weight and improve mood? Mirtaz didn't help : nor did any ssri

Being on mirtazapine made me gain a lot of lbs-is there any anti dep that can help lose weight and improve mood? Mirtaz didn't help : nor did any ssri

Wellbutrin (bupropion): You might talk with your psychiatrist about whether wellbutrin (bupropion) could be helpful. It does not usually make you gain weight, and it is a solid antidepressant. ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis kidney stone and been peeing a lot. Lost weight now im around 98lbs. How can I gain a healthy weight back? Im 5ft 2in

Have ulcerative colitis kidney stone and been peeing a lot. Lost weight now im around 98lbs. How can I gain a healthy weight back? Im 5ft 2in

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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Will peeing help you lose weight?

Will peeing help you lose weight?

Urine and Obesity: Nope. Thus the old myth that diuretics can help is a false and dangerous myth. Urine will be expelled from your body as your kidneys do their normal function of cleaning waste from the blood. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex and 3 days later I took aftera and I know there's gonna be side effects but right now I'm bloating so much and peeing a lot help?

I had unprotected sex and 3 days later I took aftera and I know there's gonna be side effects but right now I'm bloating so much and peeing a lot help?

Below: the frequent urination can be a early sign of urinary tact infection. Also could be secondary to STD. With your symptoms it would be best to see your DR for exam and accurate DX after labs are don. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Polyuria (Definition)

Polyuria is a symptom in which a person makes an abnormally large amount of urine, meaning a large amount each time he urinates (pees) and/or a large total amount throughout the day. Causes of polyuria include diabetes, use of diuretics, drinking ...Read more