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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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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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