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How do diuretics treat cardiomyopathy?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Diuretics prevent your body from retaining fluid. This may cause you to frequent the bathroom, but it will prevent your legs or abdomen from swelling as an effect of cardiomyopathy. Even more importantly, diuretics will prevent fluid from building up in your lungs.

Sometimes in cases of restrictive cardiomyopathy, diuretics can negatively affect the amount of blood the heart receives, so talk to your doctor first.

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