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furosemide effects on lungs?

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Answer #1 | 30/12 2013 06:19
Furosemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that makes the body urinate out excess fluid. With congestive heart failure, blood is not pumped through the body well. Blood can backup from the heart into the lungs. This fluid (blood and other fluids) can make it hard to breath by compromising oxygen/CO2 exchange. By taking the diuretic, the patient will reduce the amount of fluid in the body, reducing how much backs up into the lungs, relieving shortness of breath.
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