water pill

A water pill, also called a diuretic, is a drug that increases the rate at which urine forms by promoting the excretion of water and salts. This helps to relieve the heart's workload and decreases the buildup of fluid in the lungs and other parts of the body. Different diuretics remove fluid at varied rates and through different methods. They can be used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and some congenital heart defects.

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