A diuretic is any substance that promotes the production of urine. This includes forced diuresis. There are several categories of diuretics. All diuretics increase the excretion of water from bodies.
In medicine, diuretics are used to treat heart failure, liver cirrhosis, hypertension, water poisoning, and certain kidney diseases.
Diuretics – Diuretics are used by bodybuilders and models to remove excess water from underneath the skin to achieve an abnormally lean and dry look. Frequent use and abuse of diuretics is very unhealthy and can do serious damage.
A common application of diuretics is for the purposes of invalidating drug test. Diuretics increase the urine volume and dilute doping agents and their metabolites. The other use would be to rapidly lose weight to meet a weight category in sports like boxing, wrestling and others.
The main adverse effects of diuretics are hypovolemia, hypokalemia, hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, metabolic alkalosis, metabolic acidosis, and hyperuricemia.
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