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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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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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Bun/creatinine ratio = 20...Taking Diovan (valsartan) hct 160/12.5 for htn-could diuretic in BP med be affecting level?

Bun/creatinine ratio = 20...Taking Diovan (valsartan) hct 160/12.5 for htn-could diuretic in BP med be affecting  level?

Likely: We have a saying in laboratory medicine, "treat the patient, not the numbers." you may be a little dry from your diuretic or simply not having drunk water before the exam. Generally, there's little reason to focus on your lab numbers; look at how your medication is affecting you generally, and how you feel. ...Read more

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I hav a swollen face since years. Thyroid,cortisol,creatinine all ruled out. Docs r unable to find d cause. Which diuretic can i use? Plz help!

I hav a swollen face since years. Thyroid,cortisol,creatinine all ruled out. Docs r unable to find d cause. Which diuretic can i use? Plz help!

Considerations: In a female in 20s with isolated facial swelling (angioedema) could be possible - checking CRP, ESR, C4 levels could be helpful. Unusual exposures should be evaluated (insect bites, food, etc.) for possible allergic reaction. In females with PCOS an evaluation of hormones by physician should be considered. ...Read more

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How to reduce blood urea and creatinine in patients with limited fluid intake and diuretics?

How to reduce blood urea and creatinine in patients with limited fluid intake and diuretics?

Depends: If it is irreversible chronic kidney disease you cannot. If it is reversible then you can decrease diuretic dose and increase fluids- this should be done with the help of a doctor otherwise you will become fluid overloaded. ...Read more

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Could too much diuretics explain light-headedness and mildly elevated heart rate?

Could too much diuretics explain light-headedness and mildly elevated heart rate?

Yes: Diuretic use can alter blood chemistry, specifically potassium levels that can alter the rhythm of the heart. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best blood pressure medication for african americans? Im using diuretic but its still elevated

What is the best blood pressure medication for african americans? Im using diuretic but its still elevated

What else on menu?: Depends on what other items are on your menu. Heart failure too? Think about beta blockers or ace inhibitors. Diabetes too? Ace inhibitors/arbs. If you don't have heart failure or diabetes, then certain blood pressure rx that may work better: diuretics [you're taking that already], long-acting dhp calcium channel blocker [like amlodipine], or ace inhibitor/arbs. Lots of choices on your menu! ...Read more

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Calcium level elevated...49 yr old female taking 25mg maxide diuretic. Do not eat a lot of meat or get the vit d. Is this the cause?

Calcium level elevated...49 yr old female taking 25mg maxide diuretic. Do not eat a lot of meat or get the vit d. Is this the cause?

HCTC: The diuretic you're taking contains hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) which will elevate your calcium levels. Your doctor should change you to another medication and recheck your calcium at a future date before proceeding with a more complete evaluation if levels don't normalize. ...Read more

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Do diuretics used for cfh lead to thirst?

Do diuretics used for cfh lead to thirst?

No: The diuretics don't lead to thirst. Thirst is caused by vasopressin - a hormone that is activated in heart failure. Thirst often interferes with the recommendations of keeping fluid intake to less than 1.5 - 2 liters per day. ...Read more

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Why are thiazide diuretics used in diabetes insipidus?

Why are thiazide diuretics used in diabetes insipidus?

Paradox: Thiazides paradoxically reduce the amount of urine the kidneys produce in the nephrogenic form of di. Thiazides are not used in the central form. ...Read more

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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more


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Water Pill (Definition)

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