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Doctor insights on: Hawthorn Berry Herb As A Diuretic

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What is standarized hawthorn good for diuretic?

What is standarized hawthorn good for diuretic?

More for: High blood pressure and as an anti-arrhymic (fights irregular heart beat). www. Thepmc. Org. ...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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Can hawthorn berry be taken with beta blockers?

Can hawthorn berry be taken with beta blockers?

Hawthorn: My review of the literature suggests that there are no proven benefits to hawthorn but there is a downside risk of arrhythmias. Given evidence for harm but none for benefit, taking hawthorn appears to be unjustified and adding it to a therapeutic agent even more so. ...Read more

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What foods or herbs have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties for pain and swelling of joints and legs?

What foods or herbs have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties for pain and swelling of joints and legs?

Why?: There is not much known about most of herbal medicines because they have not been studied with the tight control regular medicines have,
If you have swelling of joints and legs you need a real evaluation by a doctor and follow his advise. ...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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Do diuretics cause constipation?

Do diuretics cause constipation?

Diuretics, constipat: Diuretics can cause dehydration which can dry the stool in the colon and cause constipation. ...Read more

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What can you do after diuretics have damaged your kidneys?

What can you do after diuretics have damaged your kidneys?

Renal disease: If your kidneys are damaged you go see the nephrologist (kidney specialist) and follow their advice. ...Read more

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Diuretic is making me feel faint. Is there a way to avoid that?

Dehydration?: Diuertics lower blood pressure by removing salt and water fro the body. It can cause a significant drop in blood pressure and if too low can cause dizzyness. Can also dehydrate people and cause dizzy. Electrolyte abnormalities and kidey failure are also a possble cause. You need to see your doctor for blood work and a blood pressure check. The blood pressure should be chkd lying, sit, and standing. ...Read more

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How do diuretics cause weight loss?

How do diuretics cause weight loss?

Increase urination: Diuretics are a class of drugs that cause the kidneys to excrete a larger volume of urine. This can be a beneficial effect in patients with high blood pressure, congestive heart failure or soft tissue fluid retention.These are not generally used for weight loss except in those individuals retaining extra fluid. Can cause dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities in normal pts trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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Why loop diuretic give befor breakfast?

Best time to: Ideally patients are instructed to take a diuretic, loop/thiazide or potassium sparing, in the morning. The reason being revolves around their mechanisms of action, which cause a patient to urinate. It is better that someone urinate throughout the day and much less so at night, so that he/she can sleep. ...Read more

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What can be done for CHF besides diuretics?

What can be done for CHF besides diuretics?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the CHF. If the CHF is because of a low ejection fraction, beta blockers, ace inhibitors and other medicines can help strengthen the ehart. ...Read more

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Water Pill (Definition)

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