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Diuretics For High Creatinine Levels
Bun/creatinine ratio = 20...Taking Diovan (valsartan) hct 160/12.5 for htn-could diuretic in BP med be affecting level?
Likely: We have a saying in laboratory medicine, "treat the patient, not the numbers." you may be a little dry from your diuretic or simply not having drunk water before the exam. Generally, there's little reason to focus on your lab numbers; look at how your medication is affecting you generally, and how you feel.
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
Can creatinine be falsely low in volume overloaded patient? Gained 10%, edema but crt went down from 2.2 to 1.4. Using na bicarb and weekly diuretic.
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 done with the help of a doctor otherwise you will become fluid overloaded.
I hav a swollen face since years. Thyroid, cortisol, creatinine all ruled out. Docs r unable to find d cause. Which diuretic can I use? Plz help!
Considerations: In a female in 20s with isolated facial swelling (angioedema) could be possible - checking CRP, ESR, C4 levels could be helpful. Unusual exposures should be evaluated (insect bites, food, etc.) for possible allergic reaction. In females with PCOS an evaluation of hormones by physician should be considered.
I have a bloated face due to high estrogen levels. I was on spironolactone for a yr bt dint notice any reductn in the swelling. Bt spiro is a diuretic?
My mom has copd, CHF and is a diabetic. Kidney level are high and diuretic isn't working and has fluid on lungs how long will she live?
Calcium level elevated...49 yr old female taking 25mg maxide diuretic. Do not eat a lot of meat or get the vit d. Is this the cause?
High Ceiling Diureti: Increasing the dose above the threshold will ellicit a dose-dependant increase in diuresis until they reach maximum effectiveness. This is called the ceiling effect. So, if you go above the ceiling dose, no extra effect will be achieved. Compared to other diuretics Furosemide has high ceiling effect.
High blood pressure: Can either be a volume problem (blood) or a container (blood vessels) problem or both. Diuretics alleviate the "volume" problem by tricking the kidney to eliminate more salt (and free water) from the body.
Metrpolol for high pulse rate but not very effective. Resting pul rate is 130. Bp on lower side. Taking diuretic 5mg also. Any other alternative?
See your doctor: Metoprolol lowers resting heart rate and blunts the response of heart rate to exercise, anemia, fever, hyperthyroidism and other conditions. You may have to discuss it with your md as your dose may be too low, you may be dehydrated or have other co morbidities (infection/sepsis/thyroid/arrhythmias/anemia/ etc) check it out.
Mild HTN: If the BP can be controlled without a diuretic, then none need be used. However, normal physiologic response to BP lowering is to retain fluid, so a diuretic makes great sense, acting synergistically with other BP meds. Moreover, diuretics complement the potassium retaining effect of some BP drugs by clearing potassium in the urine. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is so gentle, you won't even know it's working-i promise!
Time diuretic effect: In general a diuretic will lower the BP within 2 weeks if your BP is diuretic responsive. This will depend on how much salt you eat as well. I recommend trying the DASH eating plan see check list to test if your BP is diet sensitive first. Takes only 2 weeks but check with your team or consult me for more details.See 1 more doctor answer
Decreased pressure: Look at it this way: if you pee out more fluid, there is less water floating around in your blood vessels. Less water in the pipes means less pressure -- the same as water in your house coming out the faucet...See 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: There are safe medications for hypertension but diuretics are not advised.
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