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Synonyms for diuretic

any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water

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I believe these results will return potassium-sparing diuretics to prominence," said Dr.
Washington, June 17 ( ANI ): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that adults over 65 who have recently begun thiazide diuretics are at a greater risk for developing metabolic-related adverse events.
In Brazil, there are several plants that are frequently used in folk medicine as diuretic drugs such as Piper amalago.
Loop diuretics are powerful drugs that force the body to expel sodium and water when damaged kidneys can no longer balance fluid levels.
Comorbid conditions, including diabetes, dyslipidemia, nicotine abuse, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, preexisting diabetic nephropathy or other chronic renal disease in addition to medical treatment at the time of unloading IV diuretic treatment also were extracted for each patient.
Counseling vulnerable older adults and their caregivers about the need for increased awareness and careful ambulation to the bathroom during the 7 days after going on a loop diuretic might help reduce hip fractures, she added.
Thiazide diuretics are often recommended as the first medication to use to control blood pressure, but I've heard that a large study called ALLHAT found an association between thiazide diuretics and diabetes.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Long-term data of a landmark study showed that expensive brand-name medications to lower blood pressure are no better at preventing cardiovascular disease than older, generic diuretics.
In his evidence during the Enright hearing, Dr Adrian McGoldrick, the Turf Club's chief medical officer, said: "Furosemide is a very potent diuretic which is used, among other things, for rapid weight loss.
All of these elements work together to form a potent diuretic that helps eliminate excess water while increasing stamina and energy.
The Antihypertensive and Lipid Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) demonstrated that, in patients [greater than or equal to]55 years of age with one or more CV risk factors, an initial strategy with a thiazide-type diuretic was as effective in preventing CV outcomes as initial therapy with a calcium channel blocker (CCB) or an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.
This is a gentle diuretic and these herbs also contain potassium, which is important when you are using a diuretic.
The jump jockey was also fined pounds 350 fine for using a diuretic.
The roots and leaves are also diuretic (the best), rich in minerals and tonic particularly to the liver.
The leaves are used as a diuretic but they are packed with potassium, which is the mineral that is usually lost when you use diuretics.