Any substance that promotes the production of urine is a diuretic. Doctors prescribe diuretics, which are sometimes called "water pills," to treat heart failure, liver cirrhosis, high blood pressure, and certain kidney diseases. Some diuretics lower blood pressure independent of any diuretic effect. In general, they work by causing your kidneys to put more sodium into your urine, which in turn causes more water to flow from your blood into your bladder.
Dizziness, Frequent urination, Headache, Feeling thirsty, Muscle cramps, Upset stomach
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Pros: Swelling in the legs to the point that they hurt and your skin feels like it is going to bust and it is on fire
Cons: having to ware a pad or a pair of depends because the water pill has got you going to give you the relief that you need to keep the water off of you
Overall: There have been a couple of times that I have forgot to take my water pills and I have notice a big difference in how much I retain in my legs and feet because I start to get to where I can not walk and I start having a hard time breathing.By
Pros: Help with fluid retention
Overall: Happy that I don't swell up like a balloonBy