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question about diuretics
this is kind of a silly quesiton, but i've been wondering about it forever. water retention occurs primarily when we are dehydrated, so if one drinks coffee as a diuretic to stop the water retention, wouldnt it essentially only further the problem as it dehydrates one further?
and i was wondering if drinking coffee during "that time of the month" would actually help the problem?
Fri. Jul 27, 8:49pm
Where did you get the idea that we retain water when we are dehydrated? I retain when it's my time of the month, when I've had really salty food, and when I've hit the weight room hard. I've got a scale with hydration %, and it's pretty easy to track it. I'm not aware of retaining water for any other reason.
Friday, July 27, 2007, 8:52 PM
op here - i know i retain water for all of those reasons, but its been said by many experts that water retention occurs when dehydrated. has anyone else heard this?
Friday, July 27, 2007, 8:59 PM
yeah .. if you are dehydrated then your body holds onto whatever you put in until it is hydrated. water retention also occurs for the other reasons listed as well.
Friday, July 27, 2007, 10:57 PM
there's intercellular and intracellular water retention. When you retain water from salt etc., it's intercellular- not being used in your cells, just all around them. A diuretic rids you of intercellular water. However, when you drink water and everything goes as it should, then that water gets to your cells where it belongs and that is intracellular.
I'm pretty sure you can be retaining intercellular water and still be lacking intracellular water...
Saturday, July 28, 2007, 12:16 AM
for me, i take a diuretic and i drink 1 gallon of water per day. don't think i'm dehydrated! i retain water no matter how much or how little i drink.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007, 1:35 PM
I take a huge amount of diuretics 200 mg a day and still retain a lot of fluid.
Unless I lay in bed day in and day out. I have bad veins due to weight problems all my life and in turn blood clots and cellulitis.
Without my diuretics I don't eliminate hardly ever.
I have always wondered: I can drink tons of water like 2 quarts during the day and still only eliminate once during the day maybe. As soon as I take my diuretic, within 30 min I go and go.
Anyone understand this?
Oh and I have heard too that dehydration can make you retain.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 2:19 AM
are diurets safe?
Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 6:44 PM
I've heard that long term use can harm kidney function. Also heard that parsley and celery are natural diurectics.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 9:59 PM
I am the one who takes huge amounts of diuretics. I have been taking them for I don't know how long, maybe 10 years or more.
I don't know that they aren't safe. I think if you can't eliminate then you had better take them. You don't want all that poison in your system.
I have tried natural remedies and nothing works for me. I think it would depend on how bad of a problem a person has.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 11:14 PM
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