Diuretics and Cholesterol Levels
It is very common for surgical patients to receive diuretics (for example Lasix or furesomide) to remove excess fluid after surgery. Over the short period (a few days) there is not much effect on lipid metabolism. However, if used longer term Lasix can result in increased levels of total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (the “bad cholesterol”), very-low density lipoprotein (the “very bad cholesterol”), and triglycerides.
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