Types of diuretic medications

There are three types of diuretics available and these are discussed in detail below.

Thiazide diuretics

This type of diuretic helps in reducing blood pressure, relax blood vessels, as well as removes excess water from the body. They are generally used to relieve symptoms of heart failure.

Loop diuretics

This type of diuretic is used for certain health conditions such as pulmonary edema (increased fluid in the lungs), heart failure, kidney problems, as well as high blood pressure.

Potassium-sparing diuretics

This is a weak diuretic that prevents the loss of potassium from the body. They should be strictly avoided when consuming potassium supplements. They are not known to reduce blood pressure.