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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. ...Read more
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.
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. ...Read more
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?
Depends: Your mom does have multiple organs affected and as such may not have a good prognosis. If kidneys are failing she may prolong her life possibly with dialysis. But it also depends on how severe her CHF and COPD are. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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... ...Read more
I'm on spirolactone for HKPP my urine uric acid came back really high. Is this from diuretic or from muscle breakdown from Hkpp?
If U take a diuretic at a high dose, can it dehydrate lungs over time & cause increased mucus because I keep getting bronchitis since even in summer?
Diuretics=a tool for: Reducing kidney's ability to reabsorb as much water as brain orders. Thus not a cure; only treatment for excess body water retention/intake. But tools do not solve reason (s) & often drive additional problems, e.g. compromise lung mucociliary elevator http://goo. Gl/IXDw19 function, thus bronchitis. Confront reasons for problems. MyPurMist device very helpful for assisting lung cleaning ability. ...Read more
Can you tell me if the diuretic hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is safe for controlling high blood pressure?
HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) and BP: Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) (h) can be used to treat hbp. It can cause some changes in your serum electrolytes with low sodium and potassium being a consequence of its use. Most people, as they age, need more than a diuretic to control their bp. If one has no edema, perhaps another class of drugs, ace-i or arb's, is a better choice as they provide more cardiac and renal protection than h. Speak to your doctor about this. ...Read more
My mother was diagnosed with high calcium and had IV treatment over several days. Now she's on a diuretic and feels jittery. Why?
I understand renal impairment can cause a build up of haloperidol & hydromorphone in the body. Is this risk reduced by the use of high dose diuretics?
No: Renal failure may cause side effects and diuretics will worsen it. ...Read more
Can I take lithium (bipolar disorder)+ diuretics (high blood pressure) together? Thanks in advance.
My cardiologist prescribed toporol Xl 25 and half of water pill for high blood pressure and said I should take at night what are your thoughts?
Odd: Water pills ought to be taken in the morning, not night, so that you can sleep at night. Taking a water pill at night will disturb your sleep. Further, I am not sure what your additional risk factors for heart disease are, but Toprol (metoprolol) XL would not be my go to 2nd drug, rather an ACE inhibitor. THE ace inhibitor and HCTZ can be taken together in the morning. ...Read more
My pressure last few days was high highest 167 /100. But after taking water pill which u missed for a few weeks now my pressure went diwn to 136/74 after taking EKG and ultra sound which prvd semigood?
Don't miss med doses: There are many BP meds, including diuretics (water pills) that are only $4 at chain pharmacies. There's no reason for most people with high BP to run out. Keeping BP under control is important for BP as high as yours, to prevent stroke, heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more
Can I take 5 mg of melatonin, with high blood pressure meds. I take a diuretic and a ace inhibitor?
Yes.: There is no potential interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can high dose diuretics cause severe muscle cramps, low iron and low iron saturation? Can any docs explain?
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