Diuretics are available at Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan in our outpatient office so that you don’t have to go to the hospital.
Our outpatient facility is located on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake and Commerce township in the Lakes Medical Building.
Diuretics is one medical modality for treating edema or venous insufficiency. They work by making you urinate to get rid of water your body is holding onto, thus allowing the swelling to be relieved. One of the most common types is furosemide (Lasix).
Physician oversight is very important as sometimes patients experience side effects. Some common side effects include:
too little potassium in the blood, too much potassium in the blood (for potassium-sparing diuretics only), low sodium levels, headache, dizziness, thirst, increased blood sugar, muscle cramps, increased cholesterol, skin rash, gout, and diarrhea
In rare cases, patients may experience serious side effects. These can include: