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Retaining Fluid While Taking 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
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
Re diuretics used for CHF and thirst effect what should average fluid intake for 84 yr old/180 pound be? Does excess negate the diuretic?
Diuretics & fluids: A normal adult should drink about 2 liters of fluid a day to maintain healthy body functioning. As we get older we drink less and have less thirst, so it reduces to about 1.5 liters a day. Generally, when you are put on a diuretic, the amount of fluid that is recommended does not change. In fact, if you restrict your fluid intake and take a diuretic, you are at risk for serious dehydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Edema and diazepam : Taking diazepam is an unlikely cause of edema formation. Go this link: ehealthme.Com/ds/diazepam/water+retention and you will find that about 0.12 per cent of patients taking diazepam had edema. Look for other causes such as CHF or kidney disease causing it first. See your doctor for more help. ...Read more
Hepc,cirohsis, last2 days urine output less than liquid intake. taking diuretic. can this cause feet swelling?
Yes: contact your doctor ASAP for increase in water pills, labs, and possible IV treatment. ...Read more
Conflicting info on diuretics use in ckd4 with hyperkalemia issues (low aldosterone) with 2 g proteinuria. Will 20 mg lasix (furosemide) daily dose harm kidney?
Follow MD advice : You already have kidney problems and should be monitored by a kidney specialist. Follow their advice closely rather then trying to treat yourself. What is appropriate for your problem is best determined by some who does this for a living then try to make sense of all the information that you get from your well meaning friends and the internet ...Read more
Drinking lots of fluids will help avoid orthostatic hypotension. Is plain filtered water enough or electrolyte water preferred?
Consistent: Whatever your normal fluid intake is during the beginning of treatment, when your doctor is checking lithium levels, is what you should continue once your dose has stabilized. Your doctor should explain to you all the things that can affect your lithium levels (dehydration, over-hydration, certain drugs, etc.). The important thing is to avoid extremes. Talk to your doc for specifics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WHAT PROBLEMS?: What kidney problems are you trying to prevent? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is a diuretic which stimulates your kidneys to remove fluid from your blood via potassium. If you are taking to help control blood pressure, a better choice of kidney protective blood pressure medications would be an ace- inhibitor such as lisinopril, particularly if you are diabetic. ...Read more
Can excessive drinking of alocholic beverages actually increase blood pressure while taking 25 mg metoprolol tartrate twice a day.
The nephrologist added extra lasix despite the creatinine level increase, can aldactone be less harmful than lasix? Any way to figure out water retention levels to prevent overuse of lasix at homr? Patient already maintaining 500ml fluid restriction
Im 65 with chf ckd, get side effects from lasix (furosemide) (hearing/hemoglobin loss, hyperglyc, aplastic anemia). Any alternatives or tips to tolerate lasix (furosemide)?
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