General Healthcare related question.

Okay, so, I know that Hypertension and congestive heart failure is due to or leads to edema. The edema may be relieved through the use of diuretics. There are several types of diuretics and they work differently and are prescribed based on what the physician is trying to achieve. Can someone please discuss the purpose for using diuretics. Also what are three ways to reduce stress, manage your emotions and stay motivated. Please explain.
Asked Jan 10, 2012
Edema is simply saying your body's tissue is holding more water than it normally should. It doesn't say anything about the cause. Possible medical causes are congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or cirrhosis. Also, simpler causes could be pregnancy or even consuming too much salt.

Edema increases your blood pressure so that's often the first indicator. Diuretics simply accelerate your kidney function to eliminate the excess fluid but it's dealing with the effects, not the cause. It's important to understand what's causing the edema. I once had a friend who took diuretics yet would load everything he ate with salt. Note I said, "once had a friend..."

Your "also" question:

Motivation: Set specific goals for yourself like, "I will have this done by..."

Emotions: Know when to get excited. Maintain a specific list of priorities and only sweat the stuff at the top of the list.

Stress: Get all the exercise you can handle.
Answered Jan 10, 2012
Wow, thank you so much as always for your insightful responses. ;-)

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