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Natural Anti 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
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
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
Is water a natural diuretic? I'm on a new med that makes me retain water and I want something to drink natural.
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
Would a natural diuretic (e.g. dandelion root) be effective for SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone)?
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
UTI? Peeing fine but frequent - no pain, cloudy urine, or thirst...had UTI in Jan...drink tons water, & some supplements I takeare natural diuretics
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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