Update May 31, 2012
Recently I pulled this post out of my archive and added a few details to it.
I’ve been noticing an increasingly casual attitude about ‘water pills’ and I’m finding the trend a bit disturbing! Several articles I’ve read recently said that ‘water pills’ were “safe when taken as directed”.
That statement is hard for me to swallow, so I have a better question …
Are water pills harmful?
The answer to that question is a profound yes!
Water pills are very harmful! In fact your doctor really doesn’t even want to put you on them until he/she sees your fluid retention as a bigger danger than the side effects of those “water pills”.
Recently, I was approached by a woman who wanted my advice about a procedure she was considering to treat her irregular heart beat. I’ll call her Jane.
I encouraged Jane to address three issues and see if her symptoms would subside. After all, if simple will solve the problem, you are good to go.
What 3 problems needed Jane’s attention? Continue reading article