The diuretic substances promote the disposal of water and electrolytes in the organism through the urine. They are widely used in medicine due his effectiveness and low cost. ###Uses It is used to treat heart failure, liver cirrhosis, hypertension, influenza, water poisoning, certain kidney diseases and some clinical cases where the elimination of liquids are needed: edemas, strokes, ETC. ### Diuretic food The are many foods with diuretic effects: asparagus, cranberries, Kiwi, Oranges, Papaya, Pineapple, Coffee, teas, ETC. ###Inconvenients The abuse of diuretics can produce dehydration, low blood pressure or Alkalosis Hypokalemia (low concentration of potassium in blood). ###Diuretic types - High ceiling/loop diuretic. - Thiazides. - Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. - Potassium-sparing diuretics. - Osmotic diuretics.




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