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Old 04-23-2007, 09:45 AM   #1
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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!

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Old 04-23-2007, 11:58 AM   #2
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Why are they leaving the stones in your kidney? Are you trying to flush them out with the water? Kidney function directly effects the heart so there is a connection between the kidney problems and the high bp. Your doctor should be the one monitoring the situation, its very hard for me to comment when it seems there is an overriding problem which superseeds the question of which meds to take.

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Candy was supposed to have surgery but it was cancelled due to high BP.

Candy - any time you are ill it can raise your BP. I would think BP would be affected especially with issues with kidneys. I don't think flooding the body with fluids would normally cause high BP but in your case I think it is highly likely that your kidneys may be preventing you from ridding your body of the excess fluids. Don't cut back though, I think becoming dehydrated would be even worse. I think diuretics sound like a good plan.

Good Luck!

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Re: Fluid intake and High Blood Pressure

Drinking lots of water may temporarily raise your blood pressure...but they told you to drink it and for a good reason.

I might mention, too, that water is a NATURAL diuretic.


Old 04-23-2007, 07:47 PM   #5
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Hi Candy,
You have my empathy. You are going through a double whammy but have hope there will be a beginning & end to your current situation. You Dr. should be able to tell what your kidney function is from your blood & urine tests. So as long as your kidneys are working, you should be able to get rid of the fluid you are taking in. Fam

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