Diuretic

Adjunctive Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

…often low in a wide range of water-soluble nutrients. One reason is because fluid overload is a characteristic of congestive heart failure, and diuretic drugs are often necessary. While these drugs may be helpful, vitamins and minerals are lost along with excess fluids. In one study of congestive heart…

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The Power of Pumpkin

…least 14,000 years, and the seeds have a host of medicinal benefits. The indigenous peoples of North America and Mexico used pumpkin seeds as a diuretic and a treatment for intestinal parasites. A handful of scientific studies back the ability of pumpkin seeds to eliminate roundworms and tapeworms…

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New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

…that first drink, can neutralize the effects of acetaldehyde—the most important of these being the amino acid cysteine. And because alcohol is a diuretic, you lose vital water-based nutrients when you drink. So supplementing with vitamin C and B-complex vitamins—especially vitamin B1 (thiamin), which…

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Treat Diabetic Complications

…living with diabetes, we bump up those amounts by at least 50 percent. The diabetic condition causes increased urination and essentially acts as a diuretic, washing away magnesium, zinc, folic acid, and other vital nutrients from the body. Supplementing with high levels of these vitamins and minerals…

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

…health status, should take supplemental magnesium. I recommend taking 500–1,000 mg per day. If you have an absorption problem, diabetes, or take diuretics or tetracycline antibiotics—all of which may reduce magnesium status—I suggest you increase your magnesium dose to 1,500 mg. (Be aware that high…

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Two Diabetes Risk Factors You May Not Know About

…as Seroquel and Risperdal, used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder). Drugs prescribed for patients with hypertension, such as thiazide diuretics (also used to treat heart failure), and beta blockers raise risk of diabetes as well. Researchers recently discovered that taking antidepressants…

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4 Benefits of CoQ10: Beyond Heart Health

…, this condition is triggered by drugs—hundreds of prescription medications, including antihypertensives, antidepressants, antihistamines, and diuretics, are linked with chronic dry mouth. Sjögren’s syndrome, nerve damage to the head and neck, and chemotherapy drugs and radiation may also contribute…

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