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Lymphedema and Diuretics

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Diuretics, also known as water pills, work to move water and salt out of the body by increasing the production of urine. They are often used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Although diuretics can be helpful in reducing certain types of swelling in the body — such as swelling in the legs due to heart failure — they have no impact on the excess lymph in arm, hand, or other area of the body affected by lymphedema.


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