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

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Excess fluid but

Also things like potassium.

In brief: Excess fluid but

Also things like potassium.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice

In brief: Water

A diuretic causes the loss of water. It does not remove fat.
It may cause rapid weight loss at first but will not continue to lose unless diet and exercise are part of the program.

In brief: Water

A diuretic causes the loss of water. It does not remove fat.
It may cause rapid weight loss at first but will not continue to lose unless diet and exercise are part of the program.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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