Water retention???

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  1. MooCow

    MooCow Full Member

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    Does anyone know why I could be suffering from water retention? :tear_drop::tear_drop::tear_drop::tear_drop:

    I thought only women suffered from it?

    Is there anything I can do to stop it happening? I've got scales that tell me how much H2o I have and how much fat I've lost Etc, and I've gone from 48.1% water to almost 51.8%?? I know that 50% is the ideal water to have but it just doesn't seem to stop, and it's not helping with losing weight.

    I'm on SS.

    I'd love any help on this subject.

    Many thanks

    Dan xxxx
     
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    You can get water balance pills that women take during thier totm that stop you retaining water but I don't know if you can take them on cd.
     
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    Could be constipation or urine infection?
     
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    Drink more water that is the best way to get rid of water retention.
     
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    Do a fluid balance chart and then you can see if what goes in comes out -
     
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    Thanks for that Beccubug..... but can blokes take them or will I turn into Jordon? Heheheheh!
     
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    no you can't take them while on CD - would not be kind to your kidneys.

    Men have hormones too and believe it or not, they are human beings too :) so will also be affected by water retention. Tina gave good advice - how much water ARE you drinking? The best way to reduce water retention is to provide your body with more so it knows it doesn't have to hold onto what it has.
     
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    You may do...lol

    Anyone can take them. They are quite effective, you can get them at any chemist. They are not too expensive either. Good luck with that
     
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    You should not take any form of diuretic whilst on the diet unless prescribed by the GP. If prescribed we recommend either they are stopped or a potassium supplement be given.

    CD causes natural diuresis and you could lose too much potassium if you use a diuretic this in turn can affect your muscles and cause hypotension.

    Best thing for water retention is to drink more water.
     
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    was just looking for your previous post on this. I knew there was something important about why not to ... the postassium thing (must remember that)
     
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    I know the level is quite normal - but if its increasing and you are concerned -?
    Lets get to the detail
    Before increasing fluid - rule out outflow obstruction
    Input output chart will help
    Do you have any outflow problems ie
    pain on passing
    weak flow
    unsatisfied feeling after passing
    bloated sensation that doesn't go after passin urine
    hesitation - when get to toilet cant pass.

    Constipation also can cause retention as can some medication
    Sorry may have gone too far -
     
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    Sorry, didn't realise that, good job I didn't take them.
     
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    If you are on CD and you need to take any medication or there is a change in your health, you need an operation or any dental work, you should let your CDC know so they can advise or seek advice for you.

    If you are about to go on CD ensure you disclose any medical condition or medication, recent ops, planned ops, dental work etc to your CDC so you get the best advice before starting your weightloss.
     
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    oooh didn't know about dental work - do you mean dental work if you need general anaesthetic or even if it is local anaesthetic, Linda?
     
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    Both really if you have GA or LA you should really be on a food programme beforehand as if having an op.

    Even for extractions you need to follow 1200 afterwards whilst healing and if stitches are present even longer.

    Just normal dental work can make you feel unwell as the injections have adrenalin in them.

    I have asked for new protocol around this hopefully it will appear shortly.

    So bottom line is anything at all dental or medical mention to CDC at time of starting or if already on a programme asap.

    Also do not give blood whilst on CD as the viscosity and density of the blood is different.
     
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