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While coffee in large amounts can stimulate urine production, it's not enough to produce a dehydration effect, especially in people accustomed to drinking caffeine. This recent study compared 50 male coffee drinkers in short trials both with and without caffeine, and concluded that in coffee accustomed males, coffee had much the same hydrating effects as ...


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A diuretic increases diuresis, which means it causes your kidneys to excrete more urine. It has nothing to do with your bladder and both of those definitions you quote are wrong, especially the one saying it doesn't alter the water levels in your body. Diuretics definitely reduce the water levels in your body; that's the most common reason for taking them. ...


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No, nothing will "sober up" a drunk; only time does that. What coffee does is provide caffeine, a stimulant. The stimulant effects will increase alertness, but they will do nothing for perception, coordination, balance or judgement. So, as mentioned in comments, all coffee gives you is an alert drunk. And sure, alcohol plus coffee is two diuretics, so it's ...


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Caffeine intake is associated with increased urination, but controlled studies (e.g., here and here) demonstrate fairly rapid adaptation and no chronic diuretic effect. For most people, if you want to take caffeine without experiencing the diuretic effect, you simply drink your caffeinated beverage regularly and wait for your nephron to move through the ...


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Herbal medicines do have side effects The answer to any "does this have side-effects?" question is invariably yes. Some drugs/medications/herbal remedies will have fewer side effects, some will have more. Additionally (or alternatively), the side effects may vary by strength, or by how common they are, or any a number of other ways. I could not find any ...


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I checked myself and found following agents are useful: diuretics (for example frusemide, torsemide): to reduce fluid accumulation in lungs and other parts of body. Other agents such as thiazide and metolazone may be added if response is not adequate. morphine: reduces anxiety, distress and diverts blood away from lungs by dilating peripheral blood vessels,...


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