Archive for September, 2011

Eat More Potassium Foods When Taking Diuretic Drugs

September 29, 2011 6 Comments

Question: I have high blood pressure and was put on medication plus hydrochlorothiazide. I started to lose potassium and had to come off the HTZ. Now I can’t get my blood pressure down. Any suggestions? — Pamilia, via email Answer: HTZ is a diuretic, or “water pill,” that’s a frontline treatment for lowering blood pressure. […]

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