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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

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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My mom left diuretics here. Can I take some to lose weight for a wedding?

My mom left diuretics here. Can I take some to lose weight for a wedding?

No: All it will do is make you dehydrated and sick. They can cause imbalances in your blood that can be dangerous. They should never be used unless under a doctor's guidance. Schemes for "rapid" wt. Loss are never recommended or healthy. ...Read more

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Can I take two Lisinopril/hctz 20-25 for blood pressure instead of taking one Lisinopril 40. My body gets so bloated when I stop taking the diuretic.?

Can I take two Lisinopril/hctz 20-25 for blood pressure instead of taking one Lisinopril 40. My body gets so bloated when I stop taking the diuretic.?

Substitution?: You need to speak to your physician (P) about your feeling bloated when you stop taking diuretics. Your P knows you best and is the one you should ask to answer your question. You should ask about taking lisinopril 40 mg with 25 mg of HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) once/daily. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will a diuretic cause weight lose?

Will a diuretic cause weight lose?

Yes, but then we: Hydrate we put the fluids back on. To lose weight : eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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What amount weight can you lose with a diuretic?

What amount weight can you lose with a diuretic?

Weight loss diuretic: 47 person from NY asks What amount of weight can you lose from a diuretic. ANS: The most I have ever seen is 50 lbs in a person with server HTN when we were first using minoxidil which causes salt retention. The patients pressure was lowered very well with the Minox but she gained 40 lbs of salt and water in about 7 days. We then added lasix (furosemide) and lowered the dose of minor an she lost 50 lbs. ...Read more

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How to take diuretics - it's for a working with medication essay. E.g. when orally, is it tablet of liquid form?

See below: Diuretics, since they stimulate urination, should always be taken early in the day. If twice a day is necessary, the 2nd dose should be no later than dinner time. Oral use us with pills. Furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide are not available as liquids but can be crushed for ng tube use. The IV route is appropriate for acute congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, or hypertensive crisis. ...Read more

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I need an diuretic! But I don't what would be good for me to take. I want something I can mix in a smoothie or eat. Please and Thank you?

I need an diuretic! But I don't what would be good for me to take. I want something I can mix in a smoothie or eat. Please and Thank you?

Diuretic: Why do you need a diuretic? Did you decide this or did your physician? If your physician told you this then let your physician advise you what is appropriate. If you decided this........... questionable. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight from taking a diuretic?

Can you lose weight from taking a diuretic?

Water weight: If there is not a medical indication for a diuretic then please don't use one. Reliance on diuretics and laxatives is a very slippery slope. ...Read more

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What is a recomnended diuretic to lose water weight?

What is a recomnended diuretic to lose water weight?

Nope.: Contrary to what many people believe, diuretics actually remove excess salt (sodium and chloride) from the body via the kidneys into the urine. They are intended to be used for medical conditions where excess salt builds up in the body and not to "lose water weight". If diuretics are used inappropriately they can actually lead to potentially life threatening electrolyte disorders. ...Read more

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How do diuretics cause weight loss?

How do diuretics cause weight loss?

Increase urination: Diuretics are a class of drugs that cause the kidneys to excrete a larger volume of urine. This can be a beneficial effect in patients with high blood pressure, congestive heart failure or soft tissue fluid retention.These are not generally used for weight loss except in those individuals retaining extra fluid. Can cause dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities in normal pts trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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Which natural diuretic can I take instead of the furosemide prescribed.?

Which natural diuretic can I take instead of the furosemide prescribed.?

In most cases..: Spironolactone, an aldosterone inhibitor is better. Low potassium is not a side-effect. It is an anti-hypertensive drug as well. Furosemide is not, and it increases aldosterone. Studies show that the use of Furosemide in congestive heart failure does not prolong life. Spironolactone does! ...Read more

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Can CKD stage 3/4 patients take herbal diuretics?

Can CKD stage 3/4 patients take herbal diuretics?

Herbal products: Hi. Herbal products are for the "worried well", healthy people who obsess about their health. For them, herbals are fine as long as they do no harm. You, on the other hand, have real disease. Since you're taking insulin, I assume your CKD is diabetic nephropathy. Control your diabetes and blood pressure aggressively. Take real medicine for real disease. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please advise if it's better to take diuretics at day or night?

Diuretics: There isn't a one answer fits everybody. If you don't like getting up at night to urinate, taking diuretics in daytime is usually a good idea. For some individuals, taking the medication at night may be a better idea however. ...Read more

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Do diuretics take away your appetite and make you feel unsteady when you walk or stand up?

They can do that: Among it smany side effects, dehydration is one of them. If dehydation is significant, you won't have an appetite, lower your blood pressure to cause orthostatic hypothension (low BP when erect) which can cause you to feel unsteady/fall etc. Also, diuretic can waste away your salt and potassium which can cause arrythmias causing your symptoms. So, consult doc soon if you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I lose only 2 pounds when taking my first diuretic? Thought I had more water weight than that.

How can I lose only 2 pounds when taking my first diuretic? Thought I had more water weight than that.

Diuretics: Diuretics are not effective medications for weight loss. They are intended for persons who have conditions that cause them to retain excess fluid, such as certain heart or kidney problems. If a person without these problems takes diuretics, what happens is that the diuretics pull fluid out of the circulation system, making you feel faint and dizzy, and then the fluid comes right back. ...Read more

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Can she take generic diuretic (instead of hctz) with lisonipril 10mg?

Can she take generic diuretic (instead of hctz) with lisonipril 10mg?

Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is generic: What you are taking with lisnopril is hydrochlorthiazide and it is generic and so is lisnopril. They come as combination in one pill lisnopril/hctz 12/12.5 or lisnopril/hctz 1o/25 mgm
if you have any other concern discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Can a sudden weight change from diuretic cause a loss of balance?

Can a sudden weight change from diuretic cause a loss of balance?

Yes: Diuretics don't get rid of fat, they just cause you to urinate out more water, and can therefore cause dehydration. When you are dehydrated, blood volume is reduced (less water in the bloodstream), so sudden position changes can easily cause a drop in blood pressure ("orthostatic hypotension"), which can cause lightheadedness, loss of balance, and even possibly passing out. ...Read more

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While being on the pill can I take diuretics? Does it affect the efficacy of the pill?

While being on the pill can I take diuretics? Does it affect the efficacy of the pill?

Depends. . .: This question is best addressed by your doctor (s) & pharmacist (s) who prescribed your (birth control) pill & diuretic. We can't make blanket statements about pills & diuretics. We need to know which ones specifically. You need to tell both doc & pharmacist everything you're taking, prescription & otherwise. It's their jobs to look for interactions, etc before prescribing/dispensing to you. ...Read more

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Can you take a over the counter diuretic and your a hydrochlorothiazide?

Can you take a over the counter diuretic and your a hydrochlorothiazide?

Could be risky: You could end up losing more fluids than is healthy. If you don't believe your hydrocholorothiazide is working effectively than would discuss with your treating provider. ...Read more

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