what's my GFR again?
My nephrotic life with FSGS as a twenty-something. Reaching for the random or whatever will bewilder me, whatever will be willed on me.Kidney Transplant Recipient. MPH student.
Diuretics work to force excess fluid out of the body through urination. There are several classes.
Thiazides-end in the word -thiazide such as hydrochlorothiazide. They work on the distal convoluted tubule in the nephron. These are weaker diuretics for kidney disease
Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors-work on the proximal convoluted tubule. Includes acetazolamide (diamox). These are very weak.
Osmotic diuretics-such as mannitol, work in the glomerulus. These are filterable substances so they are urinated out with excess fluid
Loop diuretics-such as demedex, bumex, and lasix. They work in the ascending loop. Most of them end in -mide or -ex if generic