Diuretics

The drugs that work on the kidneys are called Diuretics, they are to stimulate the body in excreting more urine, by reabsorbing less water at the kidney tubule level than would normally happen. Diuretics are used to treat cases of high blood pressure, and heart failure, by reducing the volume of blood the heart has to pump round the body, through the blood vessels.

Diuretics are also used to reduce fluid in the lungs, legs and feet, and hands. Excess fluid in these areas can lead to discomfort and even a strain on the heart. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is often associated with excess fluid in the hands and wrists, and can be helped with diuretics.

It is necessary to have regular checks on mineral levels such as Potassium if you are on long term treatment with diuretics, as they can be depleted with excessive urine output.

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