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Doctor insights on: Which Water Pill Is The Best For Fluid In The Lungs

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Water pill for fluid on lungs?

Water pill for fluid on lungs?

Yes: Diuretics are used frequently for "fluid on lungs". The cause of this finding however should be diagnosed and treated as well since diuretic therapy is not always going to treat the underlying problem.

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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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?

Family practice: Your BP and hr seem normal. If you don't have any other cardiac risk factors you may just continue your diuretic alone. It actually helps lower your blood pressure.

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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?

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.

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Is there any over-the-counter water pill?

Is there any over-the-counter water pill?

No: And for good reasons. Unsupervised use is dangerous.

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Is it safe to take a water pill everyday!!!

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.

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Can you eat bananas when on water pill?

Good idea: Banana is rich in potassium and help replenishing the potassium loss from water pill. You may need to check your potassium level from time to time though.

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My ankles have been really swollen for weeks now. My Bp pill with water pill built In does not seem to be working. What could b cause?

My ankles have been really swollen for weeks now. My Bp pill with water pill built In does not seem to be working. What could b cause?

Many things: High there - swollen legs (also known as edema in the legs), and be caused by a range of conditions ranging from failure of the heart to pump correctly, kidney disease, liver disease, low protein in the blood, blood clots, etc. You need to see the doctor. And, you are on a low dose of water pill, so you may need a higher dose.

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Hallo I am on a water pill now for 3 months bud now I get cramps can it be the los of water? And what can I do to get rut of the cramps? Thank you!

Maybe: Diuretics can cause cramps but your's is a very mild one. I presume it's hot in s. Africa this time of year - are you dehydrated? Do you need the diuretic during your summer? If it's for bp, perhaps a different medicine could be used. Tonic water and muscle stretching exercises can help cramps in general.

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My baby is 11 months old and ive been slowly weening, she feeds in thr morning and night. I'm not losing weight. Can I start taking diet or water pill?

My baby is 11 months old and ive been slowly weening, she feeds in thr morning and night. I'm not losing weight. Can I start taking diet or water pill?

Start taking fewer..: If in general good health, a woman can just start taking fewer calories. Losing weight is about math. Calories IN must be fewer than calories USED, in order to lose weight. If calories IN are even 100 more than calories used each day, a woman will notice her weight increasing. First, avoid sugars and simple (white, plain) starches. Also avoid drinks with sugar or cream. Good luck! No pills needed.

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Can I take water pill while breastfeeding?

Can I take water pill while breastfeeding?

+/-: Hydrochlorothiazide is considered to be probably safe for lactating women/babies. The safety of Furosemide is unknown. Perhaps some obs will also answer your question (i'm a cardiologist).

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How come I really can't urinate on my own I have to take a water pill to urnate?

It depends: It depends on why you are taking a water pill. Some patients with chronic kidney disease need a diuretic such as lasix (furosemide) to encourage or help the kidney make urine. Your symptoms may be indicative of kidney malfunction which is a common treatable problem-see your doctor for follow up!

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What is a water pill use for?

Water pills: Water pills are primarily used for swollen ankles and high blood pressure, however they are also used to loose weight. They cause you to urinate more frequently which decreases fluids in your body.

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What does a water pill do and how do I know if I need one?

Diuretics: Divided into classes by part of the kidney they act on. They are used for fluid overload as in CHF or to lower BP. There are weak diuretics like hydrochlorthiazide or stronger ones like metolazone. Consult your doctor before taking these medications.

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Can a water pill cause your blood to get thicker?

Can a water pill cause your blood to get thicker?

Diuretic: Diuretics can change the osmolality of blood if enough water leaves the system. This could be expressed as 'thicker' blood, but we don't say that.

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Can there be any side effects with taking lacix water pill?

More restroom time: Other than a marked increase in awareness of where restrooms are located after taking lasix, (furosemide) the biggest side effect profile to monitor would be that if the medication works too well, you may urinate out too much of your electrolytes, and result in a low potassium level. Also, too much diuresis may result in alteration of your kidney function. This is why periodic lab monitoring is important.

Lung (Definition)

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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