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What Are The Names Of Water Pills
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
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
How can I stop retaining fluids? I'm not eating a lot of salts and not even eating a lot but I gain water weight, water pills don't help, why is it doin
Fluid retention: Are you very overweight? Every eight pounds of fat tissue contain a pint of water. Other causes of fluid retention include certain medications, and disorders of the heart, kidneys and liver. Your physician who knows you best can advise you better, however. Don't add salt to your foods or cooking as there is already plenty of sodium in many foods. ...Read more
Not when taken: As perscribed or as directed. Do you want to over-dose on water pills? Are you using water pills or laxatives to reduce or control your weight? . If you answered yes to either of these questions please obtain prompt help from a psychologist and/or a psychiatrist. Let you family physician know what is going on as well. ...Read more
For most people that: Rate of loss is way too fast. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight tra ...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
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
Please try again...: This question needs to be re-phrased, in order to be understandable. ...Read more
I accidentally took two unisom instead of the two water pills I thought I was taking. Is this dangerous?
No, it should: Not cause any problems. Just be careful. ...Read more
Avoid Dianabol: Dianabol (Metandienone) is an anabolic steroid, which you should not be taking because it can severely impact your endocrine system, suppressing your ovarian function which can lead to irregular bleeding from your uterus. Your ovaries make important hormones that would be impacted by your use of anabolic steroids at the same time. ...Read more
I get chest pains everytime I take water pills. Is this really bad? Should I stop using them immediately?
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
I took 7 laxatives around 12 hours ago & they took affect 6 hrs ago. Around 2hrs ago I took 4 water pills. Should I be worried that I've overdosed?
I have swelling of my ankles and have had this for at least 3 yrs. I have been put on medication, water pills to no avail. My dr says we my never know?
No: "water" pills are diuretics, meaning they cause your kidneys to extract fluid from your system more than your body would if left alone. They often are used to decrease swelling in the feet/legs. ...Read more
Individualized: "best" depends on your other medical issues (if any), other medications you are taking, your response to other blood pressure medicines that have been tried, your kidney function, and potentially a few other factors. It is likely that you will be started on an water pill (diuretic) that is preferred by your insurance plan, and will have follow up blood pressure and blood chemistry tests. ...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
Not on the internet: Never if not prescribed by a professional that is treating the problem and knows the exact history, physical exam, and current medication list. ...Read more
Depends: Three diuretics daily, especially full dosage of prescription ones, is a potent dose and is usually reserved for patients with high grade fluid retention states seen in congestive heart failure or liver disease for example. Side effects must be watched for, but your prescribing physician who knows your condition best, is also best qualified to advise you about this matter. ...Read more
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