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Does a diuretic cause lower immune system?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by ickihun, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Hi guys and gals.

    I've been put on furosemide recently and my immune system has never been right since, or at least it feels that way!

    @bulkbiker posted a recent presentation from a cardio specialist who stated salt reduction can cause infections.
    Is my diuretic doing that?

    Anyone else on a diuretic with a low immune system right now?
    I know I've been diabetic a long time but past few months have been filled with a&e visits and antibiotics with weekly gp appointments.
    I've been antibiotic treatment free for decades and now needing them monthly. Humf!
  2. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Amlodopine, Lisinopril, Doxazosin - touch wood, my immune system has never been better. I seem to be able to shake things off before they get too bad.

    I do take all sorts of supplements like vitamin B12, D, C along with Magnesium, Chromium and pre and pro biotics.

    Slightly off topic but worth mentioning, my December HbA1c was not good and GP said it was probably insulin resistance worsening. At least she allowed me to try and sort it out. I've been using my FreeStyle Libra which showed my BG was going bonkers overnight and I've been taking the Magnesium and Chromium to improve matters. Pleased to report that last couple of weeks have seen very good BG levels between 5 and 7 even after eating.

    Almost forgot, L-Glutamine

    10 Proven L-Glutamine Benefits
    New research is now showing that L-glutamine benefits the body in the following ways:
    1. Improves gastrointestinal health because it is a vital nutrient for the intestines to rebuild and repair (1)
    2. Helps heal ulcers and leaky gut by acting as a Band-Aid for protection from further damage (2)
    3. Is an essential neurotransmitter in the brain and helps with memory, focus and concentration (3)
    4. Improves IBS and diarrhea by balancing mucus production, which results in healthy bowel movements (4)
    5. Promotes muscle growth and decreases muscle wasting (5)
    6. Improves athletic performance and recovery from endurance exercise (6)
    7. Improves metabolism and cellular detoxification (7)
    8. Curbs cravings for sugar and alcohol (8)
    9. Fights cancer (9)
    10. Improves diabetes and blood sugar (10)

    I can vouch for a few of those, or at least I have noticed benefits in 2, 4 and 10
    • Winner Winner x 1
    #2 DavidGrahamJones, Feb 26, 2017 at 7:58 AM
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2017
  3. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Being on two different immuno suppressants any effect that furosemide may have is unnoticeable so I cannot really say.
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