She mentioned heart failure, and I know fluid retention is associated. But what about hypertension? I don't think anyone really understands the relationship clearly, do they? I know that increased fluid in the blood puts increased pressure on the blood vessel walls, but I don't understand just what causes the increase in fluid. Why do sodium - and potassium, in many cases -abnormally cause the water to be retained?
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