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?