Monthly Archives: December 2014

Diuretics are Loopy

“It takes 50 years to get a wrong idea out of medicine, and 100 years a right one into medicine.” —John Hughlings Jackson, neurologist

Loop diuretics, one of the most prescribed drugs in the country, are bad for people.loopy diuretics

Diuretics can relieve the symptom of fluid congestion by forcing you to pee more. But, diuretics:

Research shows that people with heart failure may actually have the failure due to diuretics (Bayliss et al 1987). Furthermore, withdrawal of diuretics cause patients to see improvements in kidney function (Galve 2005). And, if the doctor increases your dose of loop diuretics, he’s increasing your chances of death (Hasselblad et al 2007).

Continue reading