A 33-year-old member asked:
side effects of diuretics?
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Dr. Reginald Gohh answered
30 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dehydration: The main function of diuretics is to increase the output of urine, thereby helping to manage high blood pressure. As a side effect of their chronic use, excess amounts of electrolytes can be lost in the urine leading to low levels of potassium, sodium, potassium. Calcium and magnesium levels can also be impaired. Some diuretics may cause the blood sugar to be elevated in diabetics.
Answered on May 18, 2019
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