3. Talk to your doctor about your fluid intake.
While water pills make you pee more frequently, you shouldn’t immediately think that you need to increase your fluid intake.
Likewise, don’t restrict your fluid intake to prevent yourself from urinating often.
The best course of action is to talk to your doctor about how much fluid you should have daily.
4. Consult your doctor about your potassium levels.
Since Thiazide and Loop diuretics cause you to lose potassium, an important mineral for muscle and nerve health, your doctor might ask you to eat more potassium-rich foods.
Potassium-sparing diuretics retain potassium. Since excessive potassium levels can adversely affect your heart rhythm, the doctor might advise you to refrain from using salt substitutes as they are usually high in potassium.
5. Take note of side-effects.
Diuretics may result in headaches, dehydration, and dizziness. They might also lead to muscle cramps, erectile dysfunction, and joint disorders.
If you experience these side effects, especially when they already interfere with your daily routine, don’t hesitate to consult your doctor.
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