A 37-year-old female asked:
I was taking lisinipril with the water pill, but my potassium got too low and he took the water pill away. now im retaining water feet swoll, now what?
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Cardiology 23 years experience
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Nephrology and Dialysis 49 years experience
Retaining edema: You need to speak to your doctor about your water retention. Diuretics waste not only potassium (k) in your urine, they also waste magnesium (m). The reason why your k was low could be due to your having a low m as well. You could go back on your diuretic and take supplement k. If your m was low, you may also need m supplements. Retention of fluid is a dangerous thing. Speak to your physician asap.
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