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Its known that water pills can help you lose weight soo im asking can a doctor give them to a person to help them lose weight?

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Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not real weight loss

Wallaby, while water pills may cause you to lose weight in the first few days, this is not considered true weight loss, and in fact the continued use of diuretics (or water pills) for weight loss can be dangerous.
The best way to approach weight loss is through altering the diet, and exercise. For some people who are extremely obese, specific weight loss medications may be helpful.

In brief: Not real weight loss

Wallaby, while water pills may cause you to lose weight in the first few days, this is not considered true weight loss, and in fact the continued use of diuretics (or water pills) for weight loss can be dangerous.
The best way to approach weight loss is through altering the diet, and exercise. For some people who are extremely obese, specific weight loss medications may be helpful.
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Dr. Cynthia Watson
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Water pills

Water pills are diuretics so they will cause loss of pounds but it won't sustain.
The best way to loose weight is to cut carbohydrates, eat healthy fats and increase exercise.

In brief: Water pills

Water pills are diuretics so they will cause loss of pounds but it won't sustain.
The best way to loose weight is to cut carbohydrates, eat healthy fats and increase exercise.
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Water Pills not diet

No. It is not known.
It is a dangerous and deadly myth that diuretics can help one lose weight. It is a myth played out all over the western world. No one taking diuretics as a weight loss gimic are losing weight, keeping weight off, or being healthy in the process. Any one who is hooked on this gimic would be wise to discuss with their family physician.

In brief: Water Pills not diet

No. It is not known.
It is a dangerous and deadly myth that diuretics can help one lose weight. It is a myth played out all over the western world. No one taking diuretics as a weight loss gimic are losing weight, keeping weight off, or being healthy in the process. Any one who is hooked on this gimic would be wise to discuss with their family physician.
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