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what drugs are used for fluid retention?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Diuretics.: Fluid retention can have many different causes, but one strategy is to treat with diuretics. These drugs act on the kidney to help eliminate fluid by increasing urine production. Lasix (furosemide) is a common diuretic, one of several types. Thiazides (hctz), carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (acetezolamide), potassium sparing diuretics (spironolactone), & osmotic diuretics (mannitol) are examples.

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A 20-year-old member asked:

What causes fluid retention?

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Dr. Christopher Quinn
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Depends: There are a lot of reasons to retain fluid but one of the most common is due to eat too much salt. It's important to limit your salt intake to 1500mg a day or less.
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What does fluid retention mean?

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Dr. John Burns
Cardiology 46 years experience
Sign of disease: Fluid retention is related to salt and associated water retention. It can be sometimes caused by medications and commonly a symptom of heart or kidney disease.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How effective is the moringa plant for treating fluid retention?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Moringa Plant: This traditional medicinal plant has been used for this purpose in cultures that are sub-Himalayan and in certain tropical areas – but I have no personal experience with it.

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