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Diuretics: Water Pills

Diuretics, also called water pills, work by helping your body get rid of extra fluid. Less fluid in your lungs makes breathing easier. Less fluid also means less swelling in other parts of your body. Both of these actions of diuretics will help you feel more comfortable.

Taking your diuretic as directed can decrease the chance that you will have to go to the hospital.


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