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what should my fluid intake be while on diuretics

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
None: Diuretics account for NO fluid intake. They induce urinary output only.

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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: If it is irreversible chronic kidney disease you cannot. If it is reversible then you can decrease diuretic dose and increase fluids- this should be d ... Read More
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A 92-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Diuretics & fluids: A normal adult should drink about 2 liters of fluid a day to maintain healthy body functioning. As we get older we drink less and have less thirst, so ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience in Urology
See answer: Excessive salt (sodium) intake leads to fluid retention and its associated risks of high blood pressure and edema. Diuretics used to rid the body of t ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Schimmel
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Possibly change meds: Amlodipine frequently causes fluid retention and may be the cause of the swelling. Additionally h the blood pressure may not be adequately controlled ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience in Phlebology
Check veins : Irritation of muscles due to overwork, swelling can result in cramping. Abnormalities in electrolytes like potassium, calcium can precipitate crampin ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Kidney function?: If you have normal kidney function, you can have any potassium containing food in any amount you want. Don't take a supplement unless advised by your ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Stafford
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: No hydrochlorothiazide won't cause fluid retention, but it does seem that it is not effective for you. By fluid, I will assume that you mean swelling ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
HTN and edema: Please check the dosage of her metoprolol (usually 25, 50, 100 mg pills). She is currently on beta blocker and a calcium channel blocker and has edem ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience in Cardiology
Alli: When taking Alli you should limit your fat intake, but not eliminate fat entirely or the Alli won't work. The Alli works by by blocking fat absorptio ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
You bet...: It will!!
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheldon Sheps
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Regular tap water contains very little sodium: The amount of sodium a water softener adds to tap water depends on the "hardness" of the water. Hard water contains large amounts of calcium and magne ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Not the cause: While simvastatin causes liver damage extremely rarely (about 1 in 100,000 for serious damage), it's not the likely cause of fluid retention. Issues ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
"3rd spacing": Your fluid can be retained in your "extra cellular spaces"-causing EDEMA, yet your intra-vascular volume is depleted and making you dehydrated.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Various: Too much caffeine can give you headaches, insomnia, stomach pains, increase urination, increase heart rate. One or two cups a day is okay.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Ask his heart MD: At that age - and CHF - the amount of fluid that is safe to take in - can be very specific - and usually is balanced with the urine output - - check ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Not dehyration: You're not dehydrated, you're diluted. Your excessive fluid intake is causing your electrolyte imbalance. Eating salt will not raise your serum sodium ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Wiener
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: this is a normal amount of blood for your period. there are many ways to reduce your menstual flow if you don't like the amount of bleeding. hormonal ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
See below: Your kidneys may be weak. You should see your doctor for an evaluation.
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
NO SALT: Stay away from adding salt and from foods that have salt in them. It will help possibly sloe reaccumulation of your effusion but will not reduce your ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Rectal bleeding.: although it is possible for food dyes to make the stool appear red, it is important to identify if it truly is blood or not. A simple test of your sto ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Unlikely : but your practitioner should recheck your levels at least once during your treatment.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
Dehydration: most of the time is dehydration. you need to drink a lot of water,which it does not have any calories,dizziness with changing position,are dure to ch ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Watry
19 years experience in General Practice
HgA1c: Have you tested HgAc.. What about post prandial glucose levels ? What type of insulin do you use, and what is your schedule ? Many questions in thi ... Read More
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