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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

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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What are the best sources of potassium?

What are the best sources of potassium?

Fruits and nuts: Good dietary sources include dried fruits, especially apricots, fresh fruits, especially melon, oranges and bananas, nuts, especially almonds and pistachios, and parsley. If a true deficiency is present, potassium in pill form is best. For life threatening deficiency, or in patients that cannot eat intravenous potassium is indicated. ...Read more

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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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I need an diuretic! But I don't what would be good for me to take. I want something I can mix in a smoothie or eat. Please and Thank you?

I need an diuretic! But I don't what would be good for me to take. I want something I can mix in a smoothie or eat. Please and Thank you?

Diuretic: Why do you need a diuretic? Did you decide this or did your physician? If your physician told you this then let your physician advise you what is appropriate. If you decided this........... questionable. ...Read more

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What is a good diuretic for chronic kidney disease?

What is a good diuretic for chronic kidney disease?

Cant tell: This is decided after a complete clinical exam and depends what kind of kidney problem is involved/. ...Read more

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Is spironolactone good for BP control. Would 25 mg spironolactone at pm along with Benicar (olmesartan) 40/hct 12.5 in am, ok. Is this too much diuretic to have.

Is spironolactone  good for BP control. Would 25 mg spironolactone at pm along with Benicar (olmesartan) 40/hct 12.5 in am, ok. Is this too much diuretic to have.

Depends: It is a good medication to have in certain conditions like obesity and hypertension, sleep apnea and hypertension, hyperaldosteronism and htn. Used along with Benicar (olmesartan) there can be a concern for high potassium levels- your doc can monitor that. ...Read more

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Are ARB's for Isolated Systolic Hypertension 50yr old best treatment with good BMI With healthy LifestyleI?Can they be used alone without diuretics?

Are ARB's for Isolated  Systolic Hypertension 50yr old best treatment with good BMI With healthy LifestyleI?Can they be used alone without diuretics?

For some patients: ARBs are a good choice for high blood pressure in some patients, and can be used without a diuretic. However, the best choice of medication is based on the other conditions a patient has, the other medications they are taking, race, and how high the blood pressure it. Your doctor will be able to make a recommendation for which medication is right for you. ...Read more

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I stopped taking amlodipine 10mg and a water pill because of dizziness and swelling, i now take atenolol and water pill. all ok, is this good?

I stopped taking amlodipine 10mg and a water pill because of dizziness and  swelling, i now take atenolol and water pill. all ok, is this good?

Yes but............: For hypertesion, their there are many stews! /amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that will cause fuild retentsion, but verapamil and diltiazem do not. If your BR is controlled, and your new regimen does not cause problems, then you are ok! ...Read more

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