Tag: fluid retention

What do fluid tablets do for you? Should you rely on them?

Diuretics (or water tablets) are used to rid the body of extra fluid or salt. People with high blood pressure, heart failure, swollen tissues, and kidney disease often use diuretics to treat these conditions. … Prescription diuretics are commonly called water pills, and their first effect is to increase urination. The buildup…

What causes fluid retention?

Your body is made up mainly of water. When your hydration level is not balanced, your body tends to hang on to that water. Usually, water retention may cause you to feel heavier than normal, and less nimble or active. It can also cause:…