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does diuretic help with cardiomyopathy

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience Cardiology
Poor heart function: if the heart is weak, then it does not pump forward well, and fluid backs up in places - ankles/feet; lungs; belly. diuretics help drive excess fluid ... Read More

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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
No: Crystal light is a commercial brand name that refers to dozens of products, all just a little different, that typically contain a blend of artificial ... Read More
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
No: Crystal light is not a water pill.
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A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Breen
8 years experience General Practice
Yes: Yes, thirst is one of the main side effects of using diuretics. Diuretics cause you to lost more water and salt through the urine. That water is com ... Read More
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Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience Cardiology
No: The diuretics don't lead to thirst. Thirst is caused by vasopressin - a hormone that is activated in heart failure. Thirst often interferes with the r ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Torsemide: Torsemide is one of the strongest ones
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Counteracts effects: Aldosterone is a hormone produced by the body which acts to reabsorb sodium from the urine, which is very helpful during periods of dehydration. Diur ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Water Pill: By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secret ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Diuretics: You are concerned about potassium. If your potassium is indeed low (which is not always the case) bananas would be one good means to increase dietar ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
Two below: The most frequently used thiazide diuretics are: HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide). Chlorthalidone
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Some: Caffeinated teas can act as diuretics. Dark teas are generally caffeine rich.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Caffeine: Caffeine is a diuretic that can lead to dehydration. Yes.
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