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Can Taking Furosemide Hurt You If You Do Not Have Heart Failure
Fluid intake: If you are asking about drinking water, juice, etc. When you think you have renal failure the short answer is "yes with moderation. If you are talking about alcohol, i would not recommend it, but i would strongly suggests you discuss this with your doctor. The first priority here is deciding if you do or do not have renal disease and if so what type, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Furosemide is a potent diuretic which increases dramatically urine output in most patients. It is most frequently used in patients who are fluid overloaded such as in congestive heart failure. Potassium , sodium and magnesium can be lost in excess with the use of Furosemide and must be closely monitored. It is much stronger than other diuretics used for ...Read more
Can you take coq10 coenzyme even if you don't have a heart disease/problem and you are still young?
Yes: It may not help, but there's no toxicity associated with regular doses of coq 10. ...Read more
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Depends on type: it depends upon the type of HF you have. sometimes there are reversible factors, sometimes the HF is due to damage to the heart. Heart Failure is a poor term in that it is very general - kind of like using "cancer" as a term - obviously there are different treatments and outlooks for lung, breast, skin, or prostate cancer - Heart Failure is an analogous situation. ...Read more
Renal disease: If your kidneys are damaged you go see the nephrologist(kidney specialist) and follow their advice. ...Read more
Likely Hypertension: Untreated hypertension is the most common cause of heart failure. Over the years, the heart gets enlarged and eventually does not have the strength to pump well against the htn. Eventually this results in retention of fluids in the lungs and lower extremities and the patient then because short of breath and unable to walk. The take home message is treat htn! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CHF: Should you get CHF in your future you need to get a good doctor and work with them to treat your conditon ...Read more
See below: A very low urine volume less than 400 ml/day , but generally speaking a blood test with an elevated creatinine level and a low calculated gfr, informs you that the kidney is not capable of getting rid of all the waste and you may still pass urine, however the kidneyis not all eliminating the waste . This is called uremia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but ....: The answer technically is yes but depending on the underlying condition it might be better to wait until after delivering. The risk of miscarriage early in pregnancy with surgery is very real. Many of he drugs used could be harmful and result in miscarriage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pay attention to sxs: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing & ^ in sputum production. ...Read more
Could you tell me what happens when you take Coricidin hbp when you do not have high blood pressure?
BP and Meds: Corcidin hbp is formulated to be safe for patients with high blood pressure, and can be taken by normal pressure patients, unless allergic to its components or taking medications that may be affected by the product. If in doubt about any otc product or medication interactions, always ask the pharmacist or doctor, especially if taking anti-coagulants such as warfarin. ...Read more
Generally not: Erythropoietin is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, stroke and hypertensive encephalopathy. So, in general, it is not recommended for use in patients with high blood pressure, chronic renal failure, or cardiovascular disease except with extreme caution. Consult your doctor if you have heart disease and anemia, alternate therapies or dosing may be available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If some one is dehydrated simply consumiing water will do . If needed in fluids can be given. ...Read more
Are antibiotics good for you? I heard this rumor if you are on antibiotics and you do exercise you can damage your kidneys?
Complex: Antibiotics when used for an infection are obviously good for you but, even more so than other drugs, are dangerous and potentially have many side effects. Thats why they are by prescription only. The rumor you heard has no validity. ...Read more
Everyone does, DM↑es: Everyone dies. The issue is how soon & especially with what quality of life in the meantime. Diabetic metabolism accelerates many diseases, yet many medications have a poor track record. Since dm is ?ed blood sugar, drastically ?ing intake of all sugar foods (i.e. Carbs=sugar, simple & complex) is 1st most important, this & exercising to keep body fat low & efficient 2nd, a few meds can help. ...Read more
What happens if you are young, have no heart or heath issues, could you overdose on nitroglycerin and how much would it take?
Other muscles: Ck-mb can be elevated in muscular damage of any kind, ck-mb is also present in the musculoskeletal system's muscles. You can also get heart ck-mb elevation in the settings of viral infections of the heart, or severely low blood pressure, or severely elevated blood pressure, or very low blood levels, which lead to a global decrease in o2 delivery to the muscle and damage, but not a heart attack. ...Read more
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
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