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why would a water pill effect high blood pressure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Hypertension: Diuretics lower pressure both by removing fluid from the body and decreasing vascular resistance.
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Decreased pressure: Look at it this way: if you pee out more fluid, there is less water floating around in your blood vessels. Less water in the pipes means less pressure -- the same as water in your house coming out the faucet...

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