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Drugs! Are you on Diuretics?

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One side effect: can cause irreversible hearing loss

This class of drugs is often the first medication you will be prescribed if you are deemed to have high blood pressure.  I will explain why diuretics should not be prescribed to the majority of the population and especially not to the elderly.  There are certain extenuating circumstances when diuretics may be of value but these will be rare.  Other examples of when this drug will be prescribed is for kidney failure, liver disease, congestive heart failure and all types of oedema.  See Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4 of this article. Continue reading Drugs! Are you on Diuretics?

Signs of Kidney Problems

1 in 3Those with the first signs of kidney problems will nearly always have a magnesium deficiency.  But if you do suffer from kidney disease, the medical profession will tell you that you must NOT take magnesium.  It is paradoxical that a disease that can be caused by a Mg deficiency cannot be treated with Mg!  This doesn’t make sense to me, unless you have complete kidney failure.  If your kidneys are working then I don’t know why Mg, under guidance, should not be administered. Continue reading Signs of Kidney Problems