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Water Pill Or Diuretic Heart Failure Agent
I have congestive heart failure and the diuretic i take is no longer working. What other options are the to avoid water rent emotion?
Change diuretic?: You should ask your physician, if you are on hydrochlorthiazide (h) if you should go to a loop diuretic, forsemide (f). Patients with chronic kidney disease do not respond to h but do respond to f. If that does not work, ask to have an echocardiogram to see if you have pulmonary artery hypertension (p) and what your ejection fraction is. If you have p, there is medicine for that to lessen edema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
I had stevens johnsons syndrome from sulfa- Bactrim ... I now have an enlarged heart and am retaining water. What is the safest water pill for me?
88 y/o dad w/Cong heart on water pill, Sod. Bicarbonate & warfarin, trouble w/Constipation, gets out of breath, what can help w/this problem?
Shortness of breath: Many reasons for someone to get out of breath. Debility & frailty are common causes as we age. Congestive heart failure can do so too. Family Doc or Cardiologist might suggest taking more/stronger water pill but it's important that he take certain cocktail of drugs deemed standard of care. Sodium bicarbonate is often used in kidney failure which could also lead to shortness of breath. See your doc ...Read more
After YEARS of diuretic use for heart failure my mom now suddenly urinating with extreme difficulty and very painful too. What could this be? So worri
Is 3 leaky heart valves something to be afraid of? No congestive heart failure and being treated with a ACE inhibitor and diuretic.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on water pill and atenolol for high blood pressure. In the mornings my blood pressure is around 85/60 with heart rate 57. Is this too low?
Yes.: That blood pressure is too low. It does not seem like you have any reason to keep the BP that low. Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms due to that low BP, it does not leave much "buffer" room. I think your medications need to be adjusted to allow for higher blood pressure. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does the over the counter water pill with aleve make me gain water weight instead of losing it? i stopped taking it and now im in the bathrm a lot
●Kidney damage – Using NSAIDs, even for a short time, can harm the kidneys. They are especially risky in people who already have kidney disease.: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs inhibit renal prostaglandin synthesis and can exacerbate edema in patients with underlying heart failure or cirrhosis SEE: 62.Clive DM, Stoff JS. Renal syndromes associated with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. N Engl J Med 1984; 310:563. I am unaware of an OTC diuretic on the market-please enlighten. ...Read more
Furosemide is a potent diuretic which increases dramatically urine output in most patients. It is most frequently used in patients who are fluid overloaded such as in congestive heart failure. Potassium , sodium and magnesium can be lost in excess with the use of Furosemide and must be closely monitored. It is much stronger than other diuretics used for ...Read more
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
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