Thursday, August 23, 2018 by Ralph Flores
Chlorthalidone (brand names: Thalitone, Hygroton) is a diuretic – that is, a type of medication designed to help the body get rid of excess water and salt – and a antihypertensive. The drug is used to treat fluid retention (edema), a common complication of congestive heart failure, as well as kidney and liver disorders.
People who are allergic to chlorthalidone, including sulfa and thiazide drugs, should not take the medication. Similarly, those who have a severe liver disorder, as well as those who are unable to produce urine, are discouraged from taking chlorthalidone. If a person treated with the drug during progressive kidney disease begins to experience increased urination, he should discontinue use of chlorthalidone.
Common side effects of chlorthalidone include:
If a person experiences any of the following symptoms, get hold of emergency medical help immediately.
The body systems damaged by the side effects of chlorthalidone include the cardiovascular, dermatologic, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems. It also affects the blood, metabolism, the liver, and in rare cases, the musculoskeletal, ocular, respiratory and psychiatric systems.
Traditional medical systems have long relied on natural diuretic options to treat illnesses in the body. Here are some herbs that have exhibited diuretic properties, according to multiple studies.
To get the most of these herbs, it is advisable to steep them into tea. Likewise, juniper and parsley – once these are added to food – have diuretic effects.
Aside from these, following the DASH diet can aid in regulating blood pressure. Other food items to help lower a person’s blood pressure include:
Drinking hibiscus tea can also help reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
To naturally manage fluid retention, the following should be observed.
These are also applicable to maintain healthy blood pressure levels.
Chlorthalidone is used to treat fluid retention (edema), a common complication of cardiovascular, renal, and hepatic diseases.
Chlorthalidone is not suitable for those with a severe liver disorder and those who are unable to produce urine.
Chlorthalidone affects the cardiovascular, dermatologic, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems.
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