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Is Eating Bananas At Night Good For You On Diuretics
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
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
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?
Cant tell: This is decided after a complete clinical exam and depends what kind of kidney problem is involved/. ...Read more
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer