Uses Of Diuretics

The ability of certain drugs to increase both fluid and electrolyte loss has led to their use in the clinical management of fluid and electrolyte disorders, for example, edema. Regardless of the cause of the syndrome associated with edema, the common factor is almost invariably an increased retention of Na+. The aim of diuretic therapy is to enhance Na+ excretion, thereby promoting negative Na+ balance. This net Na+ (and fluid) loss leads to contraction of the overexpanded extracellular fluid compartment.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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