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Hawthorn Berry Herb As A Diuretic
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
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
Will hawthorn berries (to lower blood pressure) have any reactions with topiramate or lamotrigene (treating seizure condition)?
What foods or herbs have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties for pain and swelling of joints and legs?
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
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
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
Tea and coffee: Also, beans, legumes, radishes, beets.Get a more detailed answer ›
Renal disease: If your kidneys are damaged you go see the nephrologist (kidney specialist) and follow their advice. ...Read more
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
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
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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