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Do Diuretics Used For Cfh Lead To Thirst
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
Re diuretics used for CHF and thirst effect what should average fluid intake for 84 yr old/180 pound be? Does excess negate the diuretic?
Diuretics & fluids: A normal adult should drink about 2 liters of fluid a day to maintain healthy body functioning. As we get older we drink less and have less thirst, so it reduces to about 1.5 liters a day. Generally, when you are put on a diuretic, the amount of fluid that is recommended does not change. In fact, if you restrict your fluid intake and take a diuretic, you are at risk for serious dehydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
UTI? peeing fine but frequent - no pain, cloudy urine, or thirst...had UTI in Jan...drink tons water, & some supplements I takeare natural diuretics
Do diuretics have lasting effect? I would think they would cause someone to become thirsty, drink more, and regain the water weight almost immediately
Diuretic: A brilliant observation! it depends on the reason for prescription. In hypertension management the effectiveness is dependent on changes in cellular electromechanics rather than via a hydraulic action of water removal, which as you have observed would be rapidly restored due to thirst. In volume overloaded states removal of the water excess and does not stimulate thirst to a similar extent. ...Read more
The one that works:): Thiazide (HCTZ, Dyazide) are weak diuretics but a very good medicine to start treating Hypertension. When stronger diuretics are needed, the choice is "loop" diuretics (furosemide, torsemide, bumetanide), used more frequently for edema , fluid overload and heart failure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
No one best diuretic: the best diuretic is one that pulls off the most fluid. The stronger the diuretic the more likely one will face other complications such as low potassium, sodium, or magnesium levels. Metolazone is perhaps single most potent oral diuretic, but I use with great caution b/c can mess with electrolyte balance (mentioned above) in profound way. Furosemide (Lasix) and bumetanide are other potent ones ...Read more
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