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Why woukld a doctor choose one diuretic over another with a patient with kid ney problems? And what is the preferable one?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
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In brief: Diuretics

Diuretics have different purposes.
Some are given to mobilize sodium and water to remove excess fluid from the body to reduce swellin or edema, or treat congestive heart failure. Some are given to treat high blood pressure and some are potassium sparing. Depending on why it is being used the doctor may make a specific choice.

In brief: Diuretics

Diuretics have different purposes.
Some are given to mobilize sodium and water to remove excess fluid from the body to reduce swellin or edema, or treat congestive heart failure. Some are given to treat high blood pressure and some are potassium sparing. Depending on why it is being used the doctor may make a specific choice.
Dr. Steven Saunders
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
They differ in speed( strength), duration, and effect on electrolytes , such as K..........so need to be matched with the situation.
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