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Diuretic (Definition)

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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Are water pills good for you?

Are water pills good for you?

Diuretics: Should only be taken for certain conditions as prescribed by a physician. Take care! ...Read more

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How much weight can you lose a day with water pills?

How much weight can you lose a day with water pills?

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

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How much water weight can you lose in 1 week by taking water pills?

How much water weight can you lose in 1 week by taking water pills?

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

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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

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

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Diuretics (water pills) make you sweat?

Diuretics (water pills) make you sweat?

Diuretics: Diuretics generally don't make one sweat, if they cause diuresis, the drop in fluid volume generally works against sweating but environment and physiologic factors can vary this. ...Read more

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Can you take water pills with gout medicine?

Ask your physician: He should be able to advise you on what is best for your specific condition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are water pills safe for 15 year old?

Why does a 15 yo: Need water pills? Hopefully, not to maintain or lose weight. For menstrual bloating there is a teen midol that can be used. For any other purposes please discuss with girl's physician. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could taking water pills kill me?

Expert opinion please: could taking water pills kill me?

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

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How can I lose fifteen pounds in two weeks without water pills?

How can I lose fifteen pounds in two weeks without water pills?

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

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Can you lose weight on water pills? If so how long does it take?

Can you lose weight on water pills? If so how long does it take?

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

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I weight 241 I want to lose weight is it aleuts if I take diet water pills and lipizene?

I weight 241 I want to lose weight is it aleuts if I take diet water pills and lipizene?

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

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Can you please tell me if it's laxitives, bulemia, water pills or a combination of all three?

Can you please tell me if it's laxitives, bulemia, water pills or a combination of all three?

Please try again...: This question needs to be re-phrased, in order to be understandable. ...Read more

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Do water pills cause constipation?

Do water pills cause constipation?

Yes: As these medications work to lower blood pressure by decreasing body fluids they can cause decrease fluid in the intestines which then leads to constipation. ...Read more

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Can some diabetic medications or some water pills reduce your erectal capabilities?

Can some diabetic medications or some water pills reduce your erectal capabilities?

Yes: Certain blood pressure medications have the potential to interfere with erection. Also, prolonged or uncontrolled diabetes has also been known to interfere with erections. ...Read more

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If I were to take water pills while doing dbol would it effect the overall outcome of my cycle?

If I were to take water pills while doing dbol would it effect the overall outcome of my cycle?

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

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What is the most unhealthiest way to lose weight fast? Is it laxitives, bulemia, water pills or a combination of all three?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Questions: Does swelling go down after elevating or sleeping? If so you may benefit from elastic stockings. I assume your doctor has ruled out congestive heart failure. Have you had any circulatory testing to evaluate blood flow and veins? If not, this may be a reasonable step. ...Read more

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Do water pills make your feet swell?

Do water pills make your feet swell?

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

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Best water pills to take for blood pressure?

Best water pills to take for blood pressure?

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

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How do water pills (diuretics) work to lower blood pressure?

How do water pills (diuretics) work to lower blood pressure?

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

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Can taking water pills benefit end stage renal patient on dialysis?

Can taking water pills benefit end stage renal patient on dialysis?

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

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Is it okay to take 3 water pills a day? Daily, for a long period of time?

Is it okay to take 3 water pills a day? Daily, for a long period of time?

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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I am being put on lasik for water pills, is there sulfur in it? Need to no,

I am being put on lasik for water pills, is there sulfur in it? Need to no,

LASIX, (furosemide) not LASIK: Just to point out that Lasix (furosemide) is the diuretic, while lasik is a procedure to reduce or eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more