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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

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 have Idiopathic Edema on my cheeks since years. Spironolactone has reduced it slightly, but not much. Can u suggest a stronger diuretic?

I have Idiopathic Edema on my cheeks since years. Spironolactone has reduced it slightly, but not much. Can u suggest a stronger diuretic?

?: I'm afraid there's no such diagnosis as ' idiopathic edema of cheeks ', as far as I know, however, spironlactone is a rather strong diuretic to start with. Kindly see an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon for second opinion, good luck ...Read more

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Is Diurex Diuretic Water Pills for for leg edema?

Is Diurex Diuretic Water Pills for for leg edema?

Leg edema: Yes, Diurex can be used to help leg edema, but is not a strong fluid pill. It is mainly used for the bloating and water retention associated with menstral cycles. If you are just having swelling in the legs and nothing else, you should see your doc to investigate further. Elevate your legs often, to help make the swelling go away, without the use of medication. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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What is the most effective OTC diuretic/h20 pill to eliminate retained fliud caused by pitting edema?

What is the most effective OTC diuretic/h20 pill to eliminate retained fliud caused by pitting edema?

Restrict salt: Edema can result from hypertension and heart failure; if your BP is 125/80 or less, and you have no heart problem or leg vein problem, then go to the following article on otc diuretics: http://progressivehealth. Hubpages. Com/hub/otc-diuretics-and-edema

also, restrict your salt intake to avoid edema. ...Read more

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I want to know the safest diuretic during breastfeeding, have edema and want to know what is really safe?

I want to know the safest diuretic during breastfeeding, have edema and want to know what is really safe?

Best diuretic in pg: 30 from DK asks safest diuretic when breastfeeding I have edema. No diuretic is 100% safe in breast feeding as they have never been formally tested for safety in pregnancy. Almost certainly your edema is caused by eating more salt than you can get rid of. Or something else. First find out cause of edema. Then you will know how to treat it. How 2 know if 2 much salt n diet? Cut down Na & observe. ...Read more

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Any contraindications w/inderal (bp/psvt/angina) & diuretics? Gained 30lbs in 2.5 wks; dr palpated me & diagnosis edema- no action taken;no rx;explain y plz?

Any contraindications w/inderal (bp/psvt/angina) & diuretics? Gained 30lbs in 2.5 wks; dr palpated me & diagnosis edema- no action taken;no rx;explain y plz?

Edema: Inderal (propranolol) can be taken with diuretics not clear however what he underlying cause of the edema is. Need to rule out cardiac renal or liver causes among others. ...Read more

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Have a 5 months baby, still having edema, is there any safe diuretic during breastfeeding?

Have a 5 months baby, still having edema, is there any safe diuretic during breastfeeding?

Please consult your: Doctor, don't take medicines on your own, you better get examined before prescribing any medication which you might not need regardless whether it is safe while breastfeeding, good luck ...Read more

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If diuretics or acetazolamide can't help in leg edema (obese) patient what can be used? Please give exact names of medicines rather than escapist reply

If diuretics or acetazolamide can't help in leg edema (obese) patient what can be used? Please give exact names of medicines rather than escapist reply

Your question is: Beyond the scope of this general question format. To avoid an escapist reply you may consider a virtual consult with a HealthTap physician. Per our guidelines "public answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis." ...Read more

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Can creatinine be falsely low in volume overloaded patient? Gained 10%, edema but crt went down from 2.2 to 1.4. Using na bicarb and weekly diuretic.

Can creatinine be falsely low in volume overloaded patient? Gained 10%, edema but crt went down from 2.2 to 1.4. Using na bicarb and weekly diuretic.

Not exactly: The change can occur depends in why your creatine is up. Usually it reflects your muscle mass and is a muscle breakdown product that is excreted by the kidney and measures for renal function. It can improve and your did ...Read more

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Besides reducing salt intake, exercise, and massage, what pharmacological treatments other than diuretics, may be helpful for facial edema?

Besides reducing salt intake, exercise, and massage, what pharmacological treatments other than diuretics, may be helpful for facial edema?

Facial Edema: Causes of facial edema: allergic reactions,
angioedema,
blood transfusion reaction,
cellulitis,
conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye),
drug reactions, including those due to aspirin, penicillin, sulfa, glucocorticoids, and others,
head, nose, or jaw surgery,
injury or trauma to the face (such as a burn),
malnutrition (when severe),
obesity,
salivary gland disorders,
sinusitis. ...Read more

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Severe edema from waist down, worsening daily, caused by proteinuria (+2), does not respond to diuretics, no HBP, no diabetes, kideny, heart ok. Cause?

Severe edema from waist down, worsening daily, caused by proteinuria (+2), does not respond to diuretics, no HBP, no diabetes, kideny, heart ok. Cause?

IVC occlusion: Whoa. +2 proteinuria does not cause massive edema of your lower body. I suspect you have occlusion of your inferior vena cava by a thrombus perhaps propagated from a renal vein, or occlusion by somthing, perhaps tumor in or around it. Get with a consultant physician who's a good communicator. ...Read more

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5yrs ago I coded from Sepsis. 40 lbs of vasopresors saved my life. CKD 4.a new Neph told me my edema is from anxiety. I am on 2 diuretics. Can be true?

5yrs ago I coded from Sepsis. 40 lbs of vasopresors saved my life. CKD 4.a new Neph told me my edema is from anxiety. I am on 2 diuretics. Can be true?

Edema anxiety: You must have misunderstood so please ask for a clarification; development of edema can provoke anxiety, barring a new mechanism of which I am completely unaware the reverse is not true. Good luck, you have a lot on your plate ...Read more

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Resistant BP stays at 160/80 despite micardis 20, bystolic (nebivolol) 10. Norvasc 5-10 mg works but get leg edema. Imdur raises bp to 180. Diuretics? Ckd patient

Resistant BP stays at 160/80 despite micardis 20, bystolic (nebivolol) 10. Norvasc 5-10 mg works but get leg edema. Imdur raises bp to 180. Diuretics? Ckd patient

Diuretics for HTN: Hypertension which is not uncontrolled on 2 drugs often needs a diuretic. There is sometimes fear that diuretics will worsen kidney function, but in fact BP control is especially important for patients with kidney disease. A very low salt diet will help. See "Loop Diuretics are Most Appropriate for Hypertension Treatment in Chronic Kidney Disease" J Am Soc Hypertension 2016. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to stop taking a diuretic if you have congestive heart failure and high blood pressure and edema in legs?

Is it dangerous to stop taking a diuretic if you have congestive heart failure and high blood pressure and edema in legs?

Stop diuretic?: Why would one want to stop a diuretic with edema? The person in question should discuss the idea of stopping diuretics with the physician who ordered them and have the physician explain to that person why that is not a good idea. Apart from the fact that the edema will not resolve off diuretics, the person's BP will likely worsen off diuretic therapy. ...Read more

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Why is there an edema when you have Cardiomyopathy? I was given a diuretics. Now why do you think is it that I was given a potassium chloride?

Why is there an edema when you have Cardiomyopathy? I was given a diuretics. Now why do you think is it that I was given a potassium chloride?

Poor heart function: If the heart is weak, then it does not pump forward well, and fluid backs up in places - ankles/feet; lungs; belly. Diuretics help drive excess fluid and salt out of the system. Often diurectics also drive potassium out in the urine - hence extra potassium is needed to be taken in. ...Read more

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Hyperuricemia (b4 diuretic tx), low folate, (folic acid) FATIGUE, ITCHING, flu like aches, edema-face hands and lower legs (1+), TSH 1.68, H&H 45&15.3, egfr-75. Idea

Hyperuricemia (b4 diuretic tx), low folate, (folic acid) FATIGUE, ITCHING, flu like aches, edema-face hands and lower legs (1+), TSH 1.68, H&H 45&15.3, egfr-75. Idea

Here are some. ..: The context of your question implies you want to hear yes or not only, but life doesn't work that way and will never so. Your available scenario suggests your medical care and concern have been more than the average at age 37. How can you be helped? That should come in 2 ways: continue current care and practice low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence / obsession as foundation of all care ...Read more

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I 'VE HAD A COUGH FOR THE LAST 3 MONTHS, ON AND OFF. \\ DON'T HAVE ASTHMA OR EMPHESEMA DID HAVE EDEMA, AM ON LASIX (furosemide) OR A WATER PILL 40 MG.

I 'VE HAD A COUGH FOR THE LAST 3 MONTHS, ON AND OFF. \\ DON'T HAVE ASTHMA OR EMPHESEMA DID HAVE EDEMA, AM ON LASIX (furosemide) OR A WATER PILL 40 MG.

Determine cause: Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing, pulmonary function testing, and. Chest x-ray. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for someone who has severe pulmonary hypertension, especially in an elderly person who has COPD and pulmonary oedema? Would a diuretic and frusemide spray be likely to be enough?

What is the treatment for someone who has severe pulmonary hypertension, especially in an elderly person who has COPD and pulmonary oedema? Would a diuretic and frusemide spray be likely to be enough?

Pulmonary HBP: The answer to your question is too long to give in the space allowed. Go to this link for a full description of the problem and treatment of pulmonary hypertension:

http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/pah/treatment. Html. ...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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What foods or herbs have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties for pain and swelling of joints and legs?

What foods or herbs have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties for pain and swelling of joints and legs?

Why?: There is not much known about most of herbal medicines because they have not been studied with the tight control regular medicines have,
If you have swelling of joints and legs you need a real evaluation by a doctor and follow his advise. ...Read more

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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

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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 are diuretic types of foods/fluids? (to be taken specially during pms)

Various: There are a few compounds that have a diuretic effect but may not be useful for water retention pre-menstrually. Caffeine, for example, has a diuretic effect but also cases other side effects. There is an herbal supplement called uva ursi which may be more helpful. By staying hydrated, anything to stimulate urine output will be more effective. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more