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Is a diuretic effective as an antihypertensive?

Is a diuretic effective as an antihypertensive?

Yes: In fact, diuretics are one of the first line medications for patients newly diagnosed with hypertension according to many guidelines. Of course, you need to discuss the risks and benefits of any medication treatment with your doctor. ...Read more

Diuretic (Definition)

By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more


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Resubmit #: is there a thiazide diuretic medication(s) that does not raise glucose levels?

Resubmit #: is there a thiazide diuretic medication(s) that does not raise glucose levels?

Glucose: We keep learning that more of our meds cause some elevation of glucose. I am unaware of any members of the thiazides family that don't cause this. The long term importance of this effect is not certain. ...Read more

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Do diuretics used for cfh lead to thirst?

Do diuretics used for cfh lead to thirst?

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 recommendations of keeping fluid intake to less than 1.5 - 2 liters per day. ...Read more

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How do diuretics inhibit the action of aldosterone?

How do diuretics inhibit the action of aldosterone?

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. Diuretics counteract this activity by promotng sodium excretion in the urine. There are many types of diuretics but some like spironolactone directly inhibitthe activity of aldosterone. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: diuretic?

What is the definition or description of: diuretic?

Water Pill: By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including heart failure and hypertension. ...Read more

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Is eating bananas at night good for you on diuretics?

Is eating bananas at night good for you on diuretics?

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 dietary potassium. This is at the expense of a few calories. So i would do it only if your doctor has a concern in your potassium. ...Read more

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Water Pill (Definition)

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