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What are some examples of natural diuretics?

What are some examples of natural diuretics?

Natural diuretic: Dandelion, corn sylk, beer, there are more but your needs may be specific depending on age status and medical issues the German Pharmacopea may be a helpful resorce ...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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I heard asparagus have a diuretic effect, any other natural foods?

I heard asparagus have a diuretic effect, any other natural foods?

Negative: Caffeine (in coffee, cola, and cocoa) and alcohol have a diuretic effect. Other foods include:
celery seed (and plant)
parsley
dandelion
juniper berries
asparagus
artichoke
melon
watercress
the effect is mild in all cases. ...Read more

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Which natural diuretic can I take instead of the furosemide prescribed.?

Which natural diuretic can I take instead of the furosemide prescribed.?

In most cases..: Spironolactone, an aldosterone inhibitor is better. Low potassium is not a side-effect. It is an anti-hypertensive drug as well. Furosemide is not, and it increases aldosterone. Studies show that the use of Furosemide in congestive heart failure does not prolong life. Spironolactone does! ...Read more

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What's natural diuretic for pulmonary edema?

What's natural diuretic for pulmonary edema?

Caffeine, but...: Caffeine is a "natural" diuretic, so theoretically that could work. But, if you have pulmonary edema, I would not trust a "natural" diuretic. You need to be evaluated immediately. Pulmonary edema may be the sign of something more serious, like a heart attack. So, if you have pulmonary edema, you need to get checked out. ...Read more

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Is water a natural diuretic? I'm on a new med that makes me retain water and I want something to drink natural.

Water retention: If you are on a medicine that causes you to retain water, speak to the physician (p) who ordered about ways to deal with water retention caused by it. Sometimes you can, others you cannot. Ask your p for advice on the drug's water retention in your case. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would natural diuretics (e.g. dandelion root) treat syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone?

Would natural diuretics (e.g. dandelion root) treat syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone?

No: The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone is associated with low sodium. Use of diuretics whether prescription drugs or natural plant-based diuretics have unpredictable effects on serum sodium and may potentially worsen sodium levels which is potentially dangerous. Proper treatment of SIADH is typically provided by an internist, nephrologist, or endocrinologist. And sodium monitoring ...Read more

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Would a natural diuretic (e.g. dandelion root) be effective for SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone)?

Dandelion root: The simple answer is NO!

Please go online to "WebMD" and look for dandelion root.
You will learn a lot and make up your own mind to decide if it is a good idea or not.

Don't forget costs. ...Read more

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What foods arnatural diuretics?

What foods arnatural diuretics?

Caffeine, alcohol: Any food with caffeine is a diuretic; also alcohol inhibits anti-diuretic hormone, which also results in increased urination. There is a reason that the bathrooms are usually by the bar! ...Read more

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What are common diuretics prescribed?

What are common diuretics prescribed?

In the US…: The two most commonly prescribed diuretics in the United States are Furosemide (lasix) and hydrochlorothiazide. Generally speaking, hydrochlorothiazide is used more for blood pressure control and Lasix (furosemide) is used more for treatment of congestive heart failure. Chlorthalidone, Bumetanide and torsemide also have important roles to play in my practice. ...Read more

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What are the most effective diuretics?

What are the most effective diuretics?

Many: Commin ones are ladix, hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) chlorthalidone, bumex. Effectiveness is measured by what you are trying to treat (htn vs edema). ...Read more

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What types of diuretics are available?

Many: Diuretics all work on different parts on the nephron which is the basic building block of the kidney. You have thiazides, loop diiuretics, potasium sparing diuretics. They all work by increasing the amount of water exceeted in the urine usally by blocking reabsorbtion of sodium ir potaium. ...Read more

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Do diuretics decrease the effectiveness of pain medications?

No: Diuretics do not reduce the effectiveness of pain medications. However, prolonged use of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds such as ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, (naproxen) etc) and diuretics need careful monitoring of kidney function as they can cause acute kidney injury. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's better to take diuretics at day or night?

Diuretics: There isn't a one answer fits everybody. If you don't like getting up at night to urinate, taking diuretics in daytime is usually a good idea. For some individuals, taking the medication at night may be a better idea however. ...Read more

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What is the best diuretic?

What is the best diuretic?

The one that works:): Thiazide (HCTZ, Dyazide) are weak diuretics but a very good medicine to start treating Hypertension.
When stronger diuretics are needed, the choice is "loop" diuretics (furosemide, torsemide, bumetanide), used more frequently for edema, fluid overload and heart failure. ...Read more

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Side effects of diuretics?

Side effects of diuretics?

Dehydration: The main function of diuretics is to increase the output of urine, thereby helping to manage high blood pressure. As a side effect of their chronic use, excess amounts of electrolytes can be lost in the urine leading to low levels of potassium, sodium, potassium. Calcium and magnesium levels can also be impaired. Some diuretics may cause the blood sugar to be elevated in diabetics. ...Read more

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What is the best diuretic?

What is the best diuretic?

No one best diuretic: The best diuretic is one that pulls off the most fluid. The stronger the diuretic the more likely one will face other complications such as low potassium, sodium, or magnesium levels. Metolazone is perhaps single most potent oral diuretic, but I use with great caution b/c can mess with electrolyte balance (mentioned above) in profound way. Furosemide (Lasix) and bumetanide are other potent ones ...Read more

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Is metotrolol/ 25 mg a diuretic?

Is metotrolol/ 25 mg a diuretic?

No: Metoprolol is a beta-blocker medication (these medicines end in -olol). They block the effects of adrenaline. They are not diuretics however sometimes thay are combined in the same pill with a diuretic (for example tenoretic which is the combination of atenolol and chlorthalidone). ...Read more

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Is tea a diuretic?

Some: Caffeinated teas can act as diuretics. Dark teas are generally caffeine rich. ...Read more

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Are water and glucose considered diuretics?

Are water and glucose considered diuretics?

No: If you have diabetes, a high blood sugar will spill over into your urine and cause osmotic diuresis (i.e., it will act like a diuretic), but this is a disease process and doesn't occur in non - diabetic people. Water is never a diuretic but the more you drink, the more you'll urinate (the water has to go somewhere!). ...Read more

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How come thiazides are called low ceiling diuretics?

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