Water pills are diuretics that helps relieve the system of bloating, water retention and swelling by flushing water out of the body. They also help alleviate symptoms in certain illnesses such as high blood pressure and glaucoma. Other popular uses, although not recommended, are temporary weight loss and a means for quick energy.
Many individuals use water pills as a means for weight loss. Although water pills will help in shedding a few pounds, they are not diet pills and should not be treated as such. As the name implies, water pills help reduce water from the system. Therefore, the weight lost is simply water weight.