Fluid intake and High Blood Pressure
Another thought- I've posted before about my kidney stones and high bp and now I'm more confused. Drs. so far cannot get my bp down low enough so the next step, I believe, will be diuretics. Diuretics are used to treat the build up of excess fluids in the body. By reducing the amount of fluid in the bloodstream a diuretic will lower blood pressure. So with that information, I've been thinking...before this kidney stone problem I did not have high bp.When diagnosed with a 7mm stone I was told to drink lots and lots of water and lots and lots of water i drank. Could drinking soooo much water drive your bp up? I feel really stupid asking this question but if ridding the body of fluids brings blood pressure down, does flooding the body with fluids bring the pressure up?? This morning I had a severe kidney stone attack. My bp is still up there. This siduation is driving me nuts and I am sorry if I'm starting to drive you guys nuts with all my questions!