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What Is Lost From The Body When A Person Takes A Diuretic For Weight Reduction
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
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
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
Not unless: You are sick from some unknown cause. ...Read more
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
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
1-2 per week: 1-2 lbs per week is the least and most, slow and steady wins the race. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 . ?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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