If you are experiencing fluid retention as a result of underlying health conditions, it’s possible that your doctor might recommend the use of furosemide, commonly known as water pills. The diuretic is frequently employed to reduce edema (fluid retention) in individuals with chronic health conditions. At present, furosemide has received approval from the esteemed Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the purpose of managing hypertension (elevated blood pressure) or edema stemming from congestive heart failure, heart disease, liver disease, and kidney disease (including nephrotic syndrome). If you are currently prescribed a diuretic such as furosemide, you may have questions regarding dietary choices that are beneficial or should be avoided. Denise Pate, MD, a board-certified physician and medical director at Medical Offices of Manhattan has some advice for anyone taking furosemide. Read the article.