What are the benefits of diuretics?

Reduces blood pressure

Diuretics are used as a first-line defense to reduce blood pressure. This is achieved when your lab tests confirm that your sodium levels are high. In such a scenario, diuretics are used to induce urination, which can help excrete sodium along with it and hence reducing the blood pressure.

Reduces bloating

Using a diuretic generally relieves fluid retention as well as the symptoms associated with it.

Promotes adequate filtration

Due to certain abnormalities, few people may have impaired kidney function and the kidney is not able to produce urine. Since the kidneys are not functioning properly, there is also increased fluid build-up leading to other complications. In such a scenario, diuretics can flush out the fluids and regulate the electrolytes

Helps prevent kidney stones

One of the main causes of the formation of kidney stone is due to inadequate urination. It is recommended to increase fluid intake and a diuretic can be used to increase urination and flush out the kidney.

Treats Ascites

Diuretics can be used in combination with the traditional treatment to relieve symptoms of ascites.

Reduce PCOS symptoms

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a medical condition that is caused due to increased production of androgen. This causes symptoms such as irregular or heavy periods, weight gain, acne, as well as depression.