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Doctor insights on: What Is Lost From The Body When A Person Takes A Diuretic For Weight Reduction

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What is lost from the body when a person takes a diuretic for weight reduction?

Diuretics: What is lost in these cases is fluid. The body is mostly water so if you lose significant amounts of water your weight will go down, but not necessarily the fat mass. ...Read more

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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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How much body fat percent should a male lose in a week? Is there any limit? And what will happen if a person losses 3-4 kg in a week through exercise?

How much body fat percent should a male lose in a week? Is there any limit? And what will happen if a person losses 3-4 kg in a week through exercise?

Slowwww Downnnnn: 3 to 4 kg weight loss in a week is way too fast for most people. If you are really overweight - up to 0.9 kg per week is probably the fastest that would be recommended as an average. (There are some cases of morbid obesity in which a physician would recommend faster loss). ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose 15 pounds of post baby weight in a month and a half?

Is there a way to lose 15 pounds of post baby weight in a month and a half?

How about 1 to 2 lbs: Per week? To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a person trying to lose weight exercise in a given day?

How long is it normal for a person trying to lose weight exercise in a given day?

Cardio Mix: This varies from person to person. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What is an easy way for me to lose somewhat a lot of belly fat in a short period of time.?

What is an easy way for me to lose somewhat a lot of belly fat in a short period of time.?

Can't specifically: Get rid of lower abdominal fat by spot reducing. If you lose weight a portion of that weight loss will reduce abdominal fat. Additionally, core toning exercises will help you stand more erect & improve your appearance. To lose weight keep up your physical activity and ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. No matter what ads promise – you can't spot reduce without surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person to have gradual blood loss from cutting a lot everyday?

Is it possible for a person to have gradual blood loss from cutting a lot everyday?

Certainly: Though this depends on the amount of blood loss, and the length of time this has been going on, as well as how much daily iron is being taken, and whether the individual is a menstruating woman or not. ...Read more

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Is the raspberry ketone diet pills healthy for a person that is in a diet? Will it increase the amount of weight that is lost?

Is the raspberry ketone diet pills healthy for a person that is in a diet? Will it increase the amount of weight that is lost?

We do not know: Rasberry ketone is gaining momentum as a possible weight loss supplement and was recently discussed by dr. Oz. The data regarding this supplement is lacking. Raspberry ketone does contain a chemical that looks similar to synephrine, a stimulant-type compound. Rat research suggests that raspberry ketone may upregulate lipase leading to fatty acid release. Until there is more data we do not know. ...Read more

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Please can I find out , if known, when a person dies, is it protocol that the body is weighed , does the body lose weight after death . ?

Please can I find out , if known, when a person dies, is it protocol that the body is weighed , does the body lose weight after death . ?

No such protocol: When a person has died, we stop all medical interventions. I am not aware of anyone doing what you have indicated. There is no sense in doing weight checks at that stage. There is not expected to be any further weight changes once a person is dead. ...Read more

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How long do the effects from the body wrap treatment last? I thinking about having a body wrap procedure to lose a few inches on my waist. How often is the treatment required to achieve long-lasting results?

How long do the effects from the body wrap treatment last? I thinking about having a body wrap procedure to lose a few inches on my waist. How often is the treatment required to achieve long-lasting results?

Body : Body wrap treatments work by eliminating toxins in the body. Results can last up to 30 - 60 days and you may notice immediate results such as tighter skin, improved look of cellulite, and an improved body contour. It will be crucial to observe a healthy diet and exercise regimen to maintain optimal results following the body wrap, and repeated treatments are recommended for every 5 pounds you lose. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an obese person to fast as a way of losing weight?

Is it safe for an obese person to fast as a way of losing weight?

No: fasting is not a safe way to lose weight. Eating less and being more active is the preferred way to take the weight off. ...Read more

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Is it common to lose a few pounds of weight after a virus? How much is a concern?

Common...: During any period of illness, there is an increase in systemic inflammation (blood vessels dilate to help mobilize cells to fight and also for nutrition) which causes the release of proteins (such as cachectin) which raise body temperature and suppress appetite. Depending on the duration of the illness, it is not uncommon to lose several pounds of body weight. ...Read more

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What is the initial intake process like when a person just gets to a drug rehabilitation program for the first time ever?

What is the initial intake process like when a person just gets to a drug rehabilitation program for the first time ever?

DeTox happens 1st: After you come into most rehabs, you will go through a period of detox. This is often the scariest and least comfortable part, but it is necessary, and will be done with medical supervision, which is safer. Don't be afraid. Continuing to use is a death sentence. Deciding to get clean is the first step toward new life. ...Read more

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What is the right amount of calories for a person to eat in a day?

What is the right amount of calories for a person to eat in a day?

Weight based: In normsl person not under stress, surgery or sick like in cases of burn , then usually it is 25-30 kcal per kilogram of body weight. ...Read more

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What is a good workout for a man to build upper body strength who has limited time because of a baby?

What is a good workout for a man to build upper body strength who has limited time because of a baby?

Pushups: If you don't have time to go to the gym, the classic push-up will hit your chest and triceps. In addition, maintaining good form (straight back) is good for your core. If you add a door mounted chin-up bar, you can do pull-ups to hit your back and biceps. ...Read more

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How come water be pumped into the body of a person who is losing blood?

How come water be pumped into the body of a person who is losing blood?

It's not water: What looks like water is actually saline, designed to be similar in electrolyte constitution to blood. It provides a replacement of lost fluid until blood can be obtained. Blood takes a while to obtain and may not be needed if the bleeding can be controlled. That is why saline fluids are used first. ...Read more

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I have heard about the body mass index which determines if a person has normal weight. What is the formula?

I have heard about the body mass index which determines if a person has normal weight. What is the formula?

Try this.: Just remember bmi is not a good measurement for an athletic person. It does not take into account body fat%, which is a way better formula to determine a "healthy" weight. ** http://www.Aicr.Org/reduce-your-cancer-risk/weight/tools_bmi_calculator.Html?Gclid=ci-sjlbowbccfs9dqgoduteaeg. ...Read more

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Water Pill (Definition)

Water pill or diuretics are a kind of heart ...Read more