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Thread started 11/16/04 10:40pm

applekisses

Why do women retain water when they're on their periods?

bawl My tummy is sticking out...it feels like a basketball...my best friend sings "Basketball Jones" to me at this time of the month lol What the heck could be the biological purpose of retaining water? Is it so we don't dehydrate when we lose blood? sigh What was Mother Nature thinking?!!?
Reply #1 posted 11/16/04 11:06pm

applekisses

I just found out why! biggrin


"In women it usually occurs in the week or so before menstruation. During this time, the surge in estrogen triggers the production of aldosterone. This hormone makes the kidneys retain water, which tends to collect in the breasts and abdomen. Some women gain several pounds during this time. Other women simply experience a shift in the distribution in water with no weight gain. Slacks and blouses often fit more snugly, however."

http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/16/262.cfm

(it still sucks, though!)
Reply #2 posted 11/16/04 11:47pm

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

Gee I never noticed.
Edmonton, AB - canada

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Reply #3 posted 11/17/04 12:17am

JDINTERACTIVE

So they can have a drink? confused
Reply #4 posted 11/17/04 12:19am

luv4u

Moderator

moderator

JDINTERACTIVE said:

So they can have a drink? confused


mad
Edmonton, AB - canada

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Reply #5 posted 11/17/04 10:48am

AndGodCreatedMe

JDINTERACTIVE said:

So they can have a drink? confused



fishslap You're annoying today JD neutral
Reply #6 posted 11/17/04 2:59pm

MarySharon

JDINTERACTIVE said:

So they can have a drink? confused


falloff
Reply #7 posted 11/17/04 3:08pm

Natisse

applekisses said:

I just found out why! biggrin


"In women it usually occurs in the week or so before menstruation. During this time, the surge in estrogen triggers the production of aldosterone. This hormone makes the kidneys retain water, which tends to collect in the breasts and abdomen. Some women gain several pounds during this time. Other women simply experience a shift in the distribution in water with no weight gain. Slacks and blouses often fit more snugly, however."

http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/16/262.cfm

(it still sucks, though!)


nod I only retain water when I get the "synthetic" menstruation brought on by my HRT medication
Reply #8 posted 11/17/04 3:14pm

psychodelicide

applekisses said:

I just found out why! biggrin


"In women it usually occurs in the week or so before menstruation. During this time, the surge in estrogen triggers the production of aldosterone. This hormone makes the kidneys retain water, which tends to collect in the breasts and abdomen. Some women gain several pounds during this time. Other women simply experience a shift in the distribution in water with no weight gain. Slacks and blouses often fit more snugly, however."

http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/16/262.cfm

(it still sucks, though!)


You know, this explanation makes sense, because right before my period starts, I tend to urinate more often. (Can't believe I just said that right here on the org! lol ) But yes, it does suck, big time! hug
Reply #9 posted 11/17/04 3:16pm

JDINTERACTIVE

AndGodCreatedMe said:

JDINTERACTIVE said:

So they can have a drink? confused



fishslap You're annoying today JD neutral


redface
Reply #10 posted 11/17/04 3:21pm

subhuman09

Hang in there apple!

hug

Remember, for some folks water isn't a bad thing.

penguin
Reply #11 posted 11/17/04 4:14pm

CarrieMpls

Ex-Moderator
But it doesn't say why more water is necessary... Just that the estrogen makes it so. harrumph.

I, too, suffer from water retention. I get all bloaty like I just tried to drink a 6 pack or somethin.
Reply #12 posted 11/17/04 9:35pm

AndGodCreatedMe

JDINTERACTIVE said:

AndGodCreatedMe said:




fishslap You're annoying today JD neutral


redface



hug
Reply #13 posted 11/17/04 9:51pm

althom

You girls want to come over here.....we have a drought going on. We could use the water.
Reply #14 posted 11/17/04 9:54pm

applekisses

althom said:

You girls want to come over here.....we have a drought going on. We could use the water.


saw
Reply #15 posted 11/17/04 10:07pm

bkw

CarrieMpls said:


I, too, suffer from water retention. I get all bloaty like I just tried to drink a 6 pack or somethin.

Shit!, I have that problem too! omfg drink
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Reply #16 posted 11/17/04 10:16pm

althom

bkw said:

CarrieMpls said:


I, too, suffer from water retention. I get all bloaty like I just tried to drink a 6 pack or somethin.

Shit!, I have that problem too! omfg drink

rolleyes
Reply #17 posted 11/17/04 10:21pm

applekisses

subhuman09 said:

Hang in there apple!

hug

Remember, for some folks water isn't a bad thing.

penguin



hug I need to be more like Harold smile
Reply #18 posted 11/17/04 11:13pm

lilmissmissy

Well i dunno if i retain water cause i get a lil like this: cry giggle and usually it's over something really silly too or sometimez things dat would normally affect me, but at dat time of month... my reaction is magnified about ten timez...and i try to restrain it, but i can't stop it. I'd much rather hide and not let people see me around my werewolf time ...awooooo!!! lol oh dearz.
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Reply #19 posted 11/18/04 12:02am

lil1

I save everything and I'm a guy lol
Reply #20 posted 11/18/04 12:42am

JoweeCoco

People who use anabolic steroids get the same. lol
Reply #21 posted 11/18/04 12:52am

applekisses

lilmissmissy said:

Well i dunno if i retain water cause i get a lil like this: cry giggle and usually it's over something really silly too or sometimez things dat would normally affect me, but at dat time of month... my reaction is magnified about ten timez...and i try to restrain it, but i can't stop it. I'd much rather hide and not let people see me around my werewolf time ...awooooo!!! lol oh dearz.



lol I know EXACTLY what you mean! biggrin
Reply #22 posted 11/18/04 3:11am

meow85

applekisses said:

I just found out why! biggrin


"In women it usually occurs in the week or so before menstruation. During this time, the surge in estrogen triggers the production of aldosterone. This hormone makes the kidneys retain water, which tends to collect in the breasts and abdomen. Some women gain several pounds during this time. Other women simply experience a shift in the distribution in water with no weight gain. Slacks and blouses often fit more snugly, however."

http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/16/262.cfm

(it still sucks, though!)



Hmm. I suppose that makes sense. Doesn't explain why it does that though, just how. For me, only my boobs get bigger and nothing else. It's nice being a B cup instead of my usual A for a few days. smile
"A Watcher scoffs at gravity!"
Reply #23 posted 11/18/04 4:37am

lilmissmissy

applekisses said:

lilmissmissy said:

Well i dunno if i retain water cause i get a lil like this: cry giggle and usually it's over something really silly too or sometimez things dat would normally affect me, but at dat time of month... my reaction is magnified about ten timez...and i try to restrain it, but i can't stop it. I'd much rather hide and not let people see me around my werewolf time ...awooooo!!! lol oh dearz.



lol I know EXACTLY what you mean! biggrin


lol Amen to dat!! giggle
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Pero hablo ingles..ssii muy muy bien... nod
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Reply #24 posted 11/18/04 6:17am

TheOrgGynaecologist

AAAhhhhh Ladies, that old problem.

The aldosterone is dependant on electrolyte concentration (potassium, calcuim etc) the kidneys main function is to ballance electrolytes and water in the body. Hence for aldosterone to remain high the kidney has to ballance the electrolites with more water. Hence water retention.

Clinic in session, briefly!!
Trust me, I'm a Doctor!
Reply #25 posted 11/18/04 8:20am

Heavenly

So what happens to the water after?
You have a few days full of peeing every five minutes?
Reply #26 posted 11/18/04 9:38am

JasmineFire

but if you drink more water around that time, don;t you end up retaining less?
Reply #27 posted 11/18/04 10:05am

applekisses

meow85 said:

applekisses said:

I just found out why! biggrin


"In women it usually occurs in the week or so before menstruation. During this time, the surge in estrogen triggers the production of aldosterone. This hormone makes the kidneys retain water, which tends to collect in the breasts and abdomen. Some women gain several pounds during this time. Other women simply experience a shift in the distribution in water with no weight gain. Slacks and blouses often fit more snugly, however."

http://www.mothernature.com/Library/Bookshelf/Books/16/262.cfm

(it still sucks, though!)



Hmm. I suppose that makes sense. Doesn't explain why it does that though, just how. For me, only my boobs get bigger and nothing else. It's nice being a B cup instead of my usual A for a few days. smile


sigh That happens to me too...and I go from a D cup to a double-D bawl
Reply #28 posted 11/18/04 10:06am

applekisses

lilmissmissy said:

applekisses said:




lol I know EXACTLY what you mean! biggrin


lol Amen to dat!! giggle



boxed (has it been THAT obvious?)
Reply #29 posted 11/18/04 11:17am

nakedpianoplayer

applekisses said:

althom said:

You girls want to come over here.....we have a drought going on. We could use the water.


saw

clapping THATS PRICELESS !!!!! clapping

theres PMS at its best nod


you go girl highfive kick his ass !!!
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Reply #30 posted 11/18/04 11:26am

Handclapsfingasnapz

i don't get bloated when my red friend's in town, oddly enough...i just feel kinna gross. ill
Reply #31 posted 11/18/04 12:32pm

meow85

applekisses said:

meow85 said:




Hmm. I suppose that makes sense. Doesn't explain why it does that though, just how. For me, only my boobs get bigger and nothing else. It's nice being a B cup instead of my usual A for a few days. smile


sigh That happens to me too...and I go from a D cup to a double-D bawl



Aaw. hug


I went and bought myself a B-cup pms bra the other day. It's so cute -hot pink with pinup girls on it. I figure if I feel like shit, I can at least have cute undies. smile
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Reply #32 posted 11/18/04 5:11pm

Case

applekisses said:

meow85 said:




Hmm. I suppose that makes sense. Doesn't explain why it does that though, just how. For me, only my boobs get bigger and nothing else. It's nice being a B cup instead of my usual A for a few days. smile


sigh That happens to me too...and I go from a D cup to a double-D bawl



You act like that's a BAD thing wink
Reply #33 posted 11/18/04 5:18pm

Mach

A vampire dies and goes to see God, who asks, "I am going to reincarnate you as an animal. What do you want to be?"
The vampire answers, "Something that has wings, sucks blood."
The vampire is reborn as a bat. One day, it's spotted by a farmer, who takes out his gun and shoots it. God says, "Back so soon? What do you want to be this time?"
The vampire answers, "Something that has wings, sucks blood."
The vampire is reborn as a mosquito and flies around preying on people. One day, one of its victims smacks it and it dies. Annoyed, God says, "You again! You can't be an animal this time, it's too much trouble. I'm going to make you an inanimate object. What do you want to be?"
The vampire answers, "Something that has wings, sucks blood."
God turns him into Kotex with wings.
Reply #34 posted 11/18/04 8:07pm

applekisses

nakedpianoplayer said:

applekisses said:



saw

clapping THATS PRICELESS !!!!! clapping

theres PMS at its best nod


you go girl highfive kick his ass !!!



falloff highfive woot! biggrin
Reply #35 posted 11/18/04 8:08pm

applekisses

meow85 said:

applekisses said:



sigh That happens to me too...and I go from a D cup to a double-D bawl



Aaw. hug


I went and bought myself a B-cup pms bra the other day. It's so cute -hot pink with pinup girls on it. I figure if I feel like shit, I can at least have cute undies. smile



That's a good idea! I've never thought about that. I'm going to do that too! smile
Reply #36 posted 11/18/04 8:09pm

applekisses

Case said:

applekisses said:



sigh That happens to me too...and I go from a D cup to a double-D bawl



You act like that's a BAD thing wink



it IS!
Reply #37 posted 11/18/04 9:32pm

lilmissmissy

applekisses said:

lilmissmissy said:



lol Amen to dat!! giggle



boxed (has it been THAT obvious?)



Awww no ofcourse not!! hug Hehehe. Nah, i'm just empathising heheheh giggle
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Reply #38 posted 11/18/04 9:37pm

bkw

If you drink lots of beer when you are on your period do you retain beer? confuse
When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Reply #39 posted 11/18/04 10:01pm

althom

bkw said:

If you drink lots of beer when you are on your period do you retain beer? confuse

Good idea bkw! Ask a silly question when the girl has her period. rolleyes
Reply #40 posted 11/18/04 10:06pm

MRsmartypants

I hate it when this happens to my wife.
Reply #41 posted 11/19/04 12:07am

meow85

applekisses said:

meow85 said:




Aaw. hug


I went and bought myself a B-cup pms bra the other day. It's so cute -hot pink with pinup girls on it. I figure if I feel like shit, I can at least have cute undies. smile



That's a good idea! I've never thought about that. I'm going to do that too! smile


thumbs up!
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Reply #42 posted 11/19/04 12:52pm

applekisses

bkw said:

If you drink lots of beer when you are on your period do you retain beer? confuse



missile
Reply #43 posted 11/19/04 12:54pm

applekisses

Heavenly said:

So what happens to the water after?
You have a few days full of peeing every five minutes?



Most of it gets reabsorbed by your body.

URL: http://prince.org/msg/100/122562

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