Read the labels of all over-the-counter medicines you take. Ask your pharmacist or health care provider if they are safe for you.
Many stores have their own generic brands of medicines. Check with your pharmacist or health care provider before using any over-the-counter and generic medicines. This includes products labeled as herbals.
Sodium causes your body to retain fluid. This increases your blood pressure and makes your heart work harder.
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