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Which Water Pill Is The Best For Fluid In The Lungs
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
My BP has been around 137/73. 76 pulse. Would i need to start thinking about medication and what is the best. I do have a water pill .25?
My grandmother is 94 years old & has fluid leaking from her leg. She is supposed to take a water pill but doesn't. Should i be worried?
My mom had 2 attacks in 2 years.Now she has cardiomegaly, water in lungs.She was 7days in hosp.We took discharge&removed diuretic.She died in 5 hrs.Why?
Maybe arrhythmia: Sorry about your mom. Since she has had a heart attack, she has scar tissue in the heart muscle which can cause life threatening rhythm problems. Presume that her fluid status was stable in order to be discharged. For death 5 hours after stopping a diuretic, that would be too soon to develop new fluid overload. If it was quite sudden, would consider heart dysrhythmia, or a lung blood clot. ...Read more
Alternative to hydrochlorothiazide? Are there any? I’m having bad side effects and want to know if there’s another water pill i can take?
Generally yes: Hard to answer without knowing the precise medication prescribed, but most diuretics are safe for daily use. Some may require intermittent lab monitoring to prevent electrolyte imbalance, however. ...Read more
Uncertain : Although this is not likely association, it is not clear what type of pain was improved. People that have variety of different types of pain, and the question might be more easily answered if we know exactly which pain you're having. We do not usually think of water pills causing pain relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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