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Can using diuretics cause acid-base metabolism disorders?

Using diuretics can result in the excessive loss of potassium, which can lead to a metabolic alkalosis. In addition, overuse of diuretics can lead to dehydration, which can cause other acid-base metabolism disorders.

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