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How can I counteract a Diuretic?

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July 16, 2019 / By Annemarie
Question: Someting that I must eat/drink regularly contains a diuretic or a form of diuretic, how do I counteract this to not make me dehydrated? I can't stop taking the food/drink. Whenever I drink alot of water I won't get hydrated from it, since the diuretic will just get rid of all the fluid I put in even though I want to retain it! Even aside from the incredible annoyance of constantly needing the toilet to let out the liquid, I imagine that whatever it is coming from is making me dehydrated. Edit*: Thanks for the answer, I am still a little concerned since I know something must be happening with the kidney region, and I'm a little concerned in that area since I have had a kidney transplant and only have one kidney, that is, my father's. It was cancer in my other two so I'm not sure whether this is a big problem or not. *Also I am not taking a diuretic purposely, they are just found in the foods i eat and the liquids I drink.
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Wynn Wynn | 8 days ago
If you're drinking tea or coffee, they are natural diuretics, and you'll pee more frequently. Asparagus is also a diuretic. However, if you're drinking, you're going to urinate. I wouldn't worry about dehydrating unless you're running a marathon, have a gastro-instestinal virus, or crossing the Sahara on foot. I suppose you could eat salt, and that would retain water, but it's not healthy to increase your sodium. Better to just pee.Or don't drink so much if going to the bathroom "annoys" you.
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Wynn Originally Answered: Is prednisone a diuretic?
Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works. Prednisone is also sometimes used with antibiotics to treat a certain type of pneumonia in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: headache dizziness difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep inappropriate happiness extreme changes in mood changes in personality bulging eyes acne thin, fragile skin red or purple blotches or lines under the skin slowed healing of cuts and bruises increased hair growth changes in the way fat is spread around the body extreme tiredness weak muscles irregular or absent menstrual periods decreased sexual desire heartburn increased sweating Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: vision problems eye pain, redness, or tearing sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection seizures depression loss of contact with reality confusion muscle twitching or tightening shaking of the hands that you cannot control numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands upset stomach vomiting lightheadedness irregular heartbeat sudden weight gain shortness of breath, especially during the night dry, hacking cough swelling or pain in the stomach swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs difficulty breathing or swallowing rash hives itching Prednisone may slow growth and development in children. Your child's doctor will watch his or her growth carefully. Talk to your child's doctor about the risks of giving prednisone to your child
Wynn Originally Answered: Is prednisone a diuretic?
I don't blame you for wanting to remove prednisone from your system. It is not the most pleasant drug. Unfortunately, I don't think a diuretic would make a difference. Diuretics increase water excretion through the kidneys, but I don't think steroids (like prednisone) are excreted through the kidneys, so it shouldn't have any effect. Also, there is another reason you don't want to remove prednisone too quickly from your body. Steroids should always be removed slowly (tapered). Some serious side-effects can occur if you stop taking them too quickly, so just go by what your doctor says, and don't take any extra drugs without consulting him/her first. I hope this helps, and good luck.

Shaye Shaye
Make sure you are getting enough potassium and magnesium. Deficiency of either of these can add to the frequent-urination misery. Also, using celtic sea salt (instead of regular table salt or kosher salt) will help replenish minerals without raising sodium to unhealthy levels. These suggestions won t halt the diuretic effect but can help to diminish it. A welcome reprieve.
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Nimbus Nimbus
Eat some salt, but dont go to crazy. Salt upsets the edema which is why you are taking the duiretics. Just make sure you drink plenty of fluids, always wear sun screen, and dont stay in the sun too much
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Nimbus Originally Answered: What can I use for a natural diuretic?
Your feet are probably swollen from them dangling down on the bus. Elevate them above your heart. Natural diuretics are: water (yes water) and watermelon just for a couple. Hope you feel better and have a good trip!

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