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Water Pills and Kidney Failure

Water Pills and Kidney FailureWater pills are also called diuretics. Because they are used commonly to treat high blood pressure and swelling, most Kidney Failure patients are quite familiar with them. Water pills indeed can help manage renal failure to some extent, but they in turn may also cause some side effects. Today, you can learn more about water pills and kidney failure here.

The effects of water pills for kidney failure patients

In clinic, diuretics are divided into four types: Thiazide, loop diuretics, potassium-sparing diuretics and osmotic diuretics. The leading effect of this medication is to stimulate kidneys for eliminating extra fluid, so problems caused by fluid retention can be dealt effectively. High blood pressure and swelling are common problems attributed to fluid retention.

The side effects of water pills for kidney failure patients

Water pills are often taken by kidney failure patients, but if patients can’t urinate any more, they should stop their diuretics immediately. Furthermore, taking water pills may cause the following side effects.

- Electrolyte disorder such as low serum potassium, sodium, calcium or magnesium level

- Low blood pressure

- High uric acid level

- Metabolic disorders

- Azotemia

Diuretics can only help manage some kidney failure symptoms, but they are unable to treat kidney failure from the root. If you want to protect your kidneys and avoid kidney failure, water pills are not enough.

Systemic treatments to treat kidney failure

With the development of modern medicine, Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, Clear Blood Pollution Therapy, Immunotherapy and Stem Cell Therapy forms one by one. These therapies focus on repairing damaged kidney cells and rebuilding kidney structure, but they are suitable for different patients. If you are also experiencing kidney failure and want to take some systemic effective treatments, you can send your latest test report or illness description to We are glad to help you determine a correct treatment plan for free.

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