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Hctz Thiazide Agent
My HDL is 38. Is there any supplement available to increase the HDL numbers? Currently on thiazide 25mg and Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg.
Hdl: Exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation, and substitution of monounsaturated for saturated fatty acids all can raise hdl-cholesterol. Medication to raise HDL alone is generally not recommended but in high risk gp, nicotinic acid ( vitamin b 3 as a supplement if you like to use ) can be given or Gemfibrozil ( especially people with high triglycerides too). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a way, yes: Diazide worsens control of diabetes and may raise blood sugar level and indirectly raise a1c levels. The drug diazide does not directly affect the assay for a1c. See this site for more information on side effects of diazide. http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/54/2/196.full. ...Read more
Thiazides in CKD: Thiazides are not contraindicated in renal failure for any medical reason. They are not used as they are ineffective of making patients urinate. Patients with chronic kidney disease are placed on loop diuretics which are able to evoke a diuretic response in patients with it. Patients on dialysis are given these drugs when they still have residual renal function so they can eliminate urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1.Are there any surgical procedures to remove the uric acid crystals? 2. Is thiazide induced gout reversible ?
Yes: Collections of gout crystals are called tophi. They can be removed surgically if your circulation is adequate. Thiazide is a diuretic. By removing water in your system you in effect increase the concentration of uric acid in the blood. This caused the gouty attack. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low ceiling: Who calls thiazides 'low ceiling' diuretics. This is a new term for me. Why not ask whoever gave you that terminology. ...Read more