Monthly Archives: October 2017

Drugs! Are you on Diuretics? – Part 2

natrilixThis is Part 2 of Drugs! Are you on diuretics?  Part 1 is here  and here is Part 3 and Part 4. Following on from all the reasons why you should not take a diuretic, I want to add a caveat about the administration of diuretics with regard to a type of blood pressure known as malignant hypertension. Continue reading Drugs! Are you on Diuretics? – Part 2

Drugs! Are you on Diuretics?

Lasix
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?

Top 10 Things To Do… to survive a visit to the doctor

doctors vistAre you due to visit your doctor.  For whatever reason you decide to see a medic, there are some useful things you can do to make sure your visit is worthwhile and helpful and hopefully will aid relief or even cure your symptoms.  But you don’t want to get ‘hooked up’ in the medical merry-go-round, for the rest of your life, not if you can help it. Continue reading Top 10 Things To Do… to survive a visit to the doctor