Diuretic ("Food That Heal")

Food That Heal

Diuretic:

Introduction

In medicine, diuretics are used to treat heart failure, liver cirrhosis, hypertension and certain kidney diseases. Some diuretics, such as acetazolamide, help to make the urine more alkaline and are helpful in increasing excretion of substances such as aspirin in cases of overdose or poisoning.

Diuretics are often abused by sufferers of eating disorders, especially bulimics, in attempts at weight loss.

The antihypertensive actions of some diuretics (thiazides and loop diuretics in particular) are independent of their diuretic effect. That is, the reduction in blood pressure is not due to decreased blood volume resulting from increased urine production, but occurs through other mechanisms and at lower doses than that required to produce diuresis.

Indapamide was specifically designed with this in mind, and has a larger therapeutic window for hypertension (without pronounced diuresis) than most other diuretics.

Symptoms

The first sign of problems in the diuretics tract often includes one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Heart failure
  • Tissue swelling
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Certain kidney disorders, such as kidney stones
  • Diabetes characterized by frequent urination (diabetes insipidus)
  • Male-pattern hair growth in women (hirsutism)
  • Osteoporosis

How can I know if I have Diuretics?

  • Low sodium in your blood (hyponatremia)
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Increased thirst
  • Muscle cramps
  • Increased blood sugar
  • Increased cholesterol
  • Rash
  • Joint disorders (gout)
  • Impotence
  • Menstrual irregularities

Food That Cure Diuretics

Lemon: Lemon has innumerable health benefits and it is used for curing a wide range of conditions. Lemon juice can help in lowering high blood pressure, Lemon juice also helps in curing urinary tract infection, Lemon juice can be taken with water or it can be mixed with your food.

Oats: Oats has always been a great food for those who are on a weight-loss regimen. However, most of us are unaware about the diuretic properties of oats. Yet another popular benefit of eating oats is its ability to lower blood cholesterol.

Celery: Celery is a nutritious food that contains lot of water. It helps in hydrating your entire system. If you do not prefer the taste of celery, you can mix it with a smoothie health drink made of fruits and vegetables

Ginger: Ginger has several health benefits but you cannot take it as it is. Hence, you can mix it up with your favorite cuisine as an alternative form of spicing. Ginger can also be added to tea or water. Ginger helps is detoxifying your body. It also acts as an effective diuretic and helps in flushing out all the excess fluids.

Beets: Beet is a nutritious vegetable that acts as a diuretic. Beet contains a rare antioxidant known as betalain. The best type of beets are the fresh ones that can be boiled, grilled or steamed. Always opt for fresh beets rather than pickled beets.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is full of essential ingredients that have several health benefits. It helps in strengthening urinary functions by acting as a strong diuretic that cleanses the urinary system. It also helps in improving the process of digestion. Although apple cider vinegar is used for cooking, if you are looking for a diuretic then it would be better to take it along with water. Note that you only need to take it in small proportions.

Cabbage: Cabbage is a highly beneficial vegetable that functions as a diuretic. Researchers have proved its effectiveness in preventing cancerous growths. It also prevents the occurrence of heart disease. You can either make it into a soup or have it well cooked before eating. Note that, if you are taking cabbage as a diuretic, avoid adding too much of salt.

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