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Whats the best diuretic?


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Hi,

I am containig alot of excess water.

Does anyone know of a good diuretic?

Thanks

XxX

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A diuretic will only dehydrate you, which will cause your body to hang onto more excess water out of necessity. Drinking more water will flush out the system and help you drop water weight.

Hi,

Thanks for your reply,

I understand that but its a little different for me as I have a condition called diabetes insipidus(nothing like the sugar diabetes type)and it causes my body to hold a lot of water,my doctor recommended i take a good herbal diuretic,but didnt know much about them,and he also said that using caffene wouldnt be a good idea.

So,I was wondering if anybody new of a good herbal diuretic.

XxX

A good cup of coffee always makes me pee loads. Also, it acts as a mild laxative too XD Drinking more water is a good idea. Cut down on sodium. I heard cucumbers are a good diuretic, also bananas and anything else which has a high potassium count because that counteracts the levels of sodium in your body, making it be flushed out and water along with it :)

Hot water, a slice of lemon and maybe some kind of sweetener for taste (I prefer to keep it nice and tart myself).

Works wonders- just be forewarned, it's PRETTY effective so be ready to go pee about 5 times in a row.

I don't know much about herbs, but asparagus is a great natural diuretic. Just to warn you - it can make your pee smell a bit funny!

Hi

Water with lemon is the best natural way to correctly reduce natural water bloat.  You can do it hot like caligulove suggests, or cold. 

Avoid salt and caffeine - these increase bloating. 

:)

Proscribing an herbal diuretic doesn't seem right there. 

If you have a medical condition that makes you retain water, your doctor can proscribe things that are designed to take care of that.  I was on hydrochlorothiazide for years for high blood pressure, which is also commonly used for diabetes insipidus, you could ask your doctor what he/she thinks about that.  Far more effective than any herbal remedies.

I'm all for taking as few pills as possible, but sometimes they're necessary.

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Proscribing an herbal diuretic doesn't seem right there. 

If you have a medical condition that makes you retain water, your doctor can proscribe things that are designed to take care of that.  I was on hydrochlorothiazide for years for high blood pressure, which is also commonly used for diabetes insipidus, you could ask your doctor what he/she thinks about that.  Far more effective than any herbal remedies-

 my dad used that and it was really helpful for him.

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If it's okay for your condition...skip carbs for a day or two. That should have you peeing like Niagara.

Carbs hold water, so when you cut them out, even for brief periods, the body does tend to let go of retained fluid.

 

Johny Walker.

Seriously, though.  After a good run with Johny, I loose as much as four pounds of water when I weigh in the next morning.

 

Edit:  Just to be clear, I'm just joking.  This stuff will kill ya.

green tea, watermelon

None unless your prescribed one for medical reasons ( example : congestive heart failure...)

Too many people are dehydrated and don't even know it already. Don't play with your balance of body water if your healthy. OR go back to your doctor or diabetic educator for more advice if your sick.

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