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How does amiloride increase calcium reabsorption in the kidneys?

Amiloride is a potassium-sparing diuretic that acts on the distal convoluted tubule and collecting ducts to inhibit ENaC channels. I found studies that show that this drug increases calcium ...
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How to avoid the diuretic effect of caffeine or green tea? [closed]

I have been incorporating green tea into my diet for a long time because of all its benefits, but I discovered that I am very sensitive to the diuretic effect of caffeine, even to the small amount of ...
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Natural treatment of chronic prostatitis - Does herbal medicines have side affects?‏

I have had prostatitis for several years. Since almost all antibiotics were not helpful to me due to drug resistance, I am trying to find some natural treatment of chronic prostatitis, so I Googled ...
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What exactly is a diuretic and its relationship to dehydration

I keep reading statements like this (this one from a BBC news article, talking about alcohol and mangoes), and get suspicious that there is a misunderstanding somewhere: It acts as a powerful ...
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I have a question regarding use of loop diuretics in hypertension

I understand that loop diuretics decrease BP because they are inhibiting the NKCC2 co-transporter so that sodium would not get reabsorbed. But while you are inhibiting the co-transporter, it also ...
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If alcohol and coffee are both diuretics -- why do so many intoxicated ppl drink coffee to sober up? Dehydration concern.

First off, I don't drink alcohol or coffee so I'm not familiar with the basics and can't speak to the effectiveness of coffee on alcohol, etc. But I have questions: Is it even effective to "sober-up"...
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drinking too much natural diuretics

perhaps related: drinking natural diuretics for fluid recommendations, I planned on asking in that question, but other than the subject matter, they're two different questions. I drink a lot of Yeo's ...
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drinking natural diuretics for fluid recommendations

Yeo's Chrysanthemum Tea Drink makes me urinate. A lot. I could easily drink enough of the stuff to satisfy the daily fluid intake recommendations. However, the more I drink, the more often I have to ...
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Is decaffeinated coffee a diuretic?

Caffeine is a known diuretic, stimulates urine production, and I have even seen "potential dehydration" as one of the arguments in the perennial "is coffee good or bad" debate. It also changes blood ...
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Newer drugs useful for acute heart failure

Diuretics (drugs which increase urine output), morphine and oxygen are often used to treat patients who have to come to emergency ward with acute heart failure. But what are newer drugs useful for ...
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