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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: Your kidneys (if normal) will dilute the urine enough to eliminate as much extra water as you take in/day.If your kidneys are bad or you are taking m ... Read More
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Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: You should drink if you are thirsty and not force lots of water. Excess water can cause low sodium, swelling and be very dangerous.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Salt restriction: Restrict salt and fluids. Use diuretics if still needed if there is some other abnormality.
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Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Salt restriction: Salt and fluid restriction. Use diuretics if some other abnormality.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Improving muscle ton: Most women who are pregnant develop some water retention. This is due to the hormone Progesterone as well as changes in the circulatory system that o ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Avoid sodium: And talk to your physician about why you may be retaining fluid.
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Dr. Neal Kraus
11 years experience Hospital-based practice
Why?: Why are you having water retention? It may just be salt, or immobility, but it could be something more indolent and worth following. I agree, all of ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Relief of edema: To best way to relieve your retention of water is for you to find out its cause. It could be due to several factors, heart failure, chronic kidney dis ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Water retention: If you are retaining water, water ingestion will not help to reduce it. Go to physician and find out whether or not you are retaining water and, more ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
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Water retention: Water follows salt a very low salt diet and natural diuretics like caffeine can help.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
15 years experience Podiatry
Diuretic: Watch you salt/sodium intake. If your swelling is severe you may uber other problems like kidney issues. Follow up with your doctor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Dependent edema: Mild sodium/fluid retention is seen as "bags" under eyes after laying down or as swelling in lower extremities after standing. Common even in younger ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Swelling: When you have pitting edema. If your finger leaves an indentation when your squeeze your ankle, you're retaining fluid.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asaf Presente
16 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Many women experience water weight gain around the time of their menstruation - this is a normal response to the change in their circulating hormones. ... Read More

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