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Does lactulose cause water retention?

Does lactulose cause water retention?

No : It can cause abdominal distension (because it draws fluid into the intestines) and diarrhea but not fluid retention in your lungs or legs. ...Read more

Dr. Aiman Shammas
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Fluid Retention (Definition)

It denotes the presence of excessive water in intravascular space - vessels & interstitial space - among cells, due to poor automatic water movement and distribution by poor perfusion by low BP from hydration or/+ weak heart, poor osmotic pressure from malnutrition, poor water excretion from kidneys, & poor lymphatic drainage. More? Ask your doctor or contact me; I ...Read more


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Will water reduce water retention?

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 important, the cause of your water retention and how to treat it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is premenstrual water retention normal?

Is premenstrual water retention normal?

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. It may be somewhat uncomfortable but rarely requires special treatment. ...Read more

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Could lactose intolerance cause severe fluid retention-11 kg of water weight?

Could lactose intolerance cause severe fluid retention-11 kg of water weight?

Not likely: Lactose intolerance is the inability to breakdown the lactose sugar found in milk and other dairy products. The symptoms of lactose intolerance are crampy abdominal pain, gassiness, and nonbloody diarrhea after ingestion of increasing amounts of dairy products. It would be important to have an evaluation for fluid retention. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause water retention?

Generally not: If by dehydration you mean volume depletion then water retention would occur only if you had a very severe dehydration that caused severe muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis) or kidney failure. ...Read more

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Does watermelon cause water retention?

Does watermelon cause water retention?

Watermelon: Watermelon is a delicious fruit that does not cause water retention, even though it's 91% water. In fact, it may help you get rid of water. It is fat-free and salt-free. It's full of great lycopene, an antioxidant important in cardiovascular and bone health. Enjoy fresh, red, juicy watermelon -- and maybe even have a seed-spitting contest. :-) http://tinyurl.Com/j865j. ...Read more

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Can drinking lots of water during pregnancy lead to water retention?

Can drinking lots of water during pregnancy lead to water retention?

It should not: Keeping well hydrated is very important during pregnancy, mild ankle swelling at the end of the day can normal in the third trimester as the uterus grow and compress the inferior vena cava (main vein draining the legs). Excess salt may however lead to increased water retention. ...Read more

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Are water retention and menopause related?

Are water retention and menopause related?

Can be: Many women complain of water retention, bloating with menopause. This can occur due to the hormonal imbalance especially low Progesterone levels as well as the increase in weight that is seen with menopause. Treating the women with hormone replacement if she is candidate, improving diet, exercise can help these symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes weight gain and water retention?

What causes weight gain and water retention?

Quite a lot!: Hypertension, Heart disease such as valve problems, Pregnancy, Hormone changes, Obesity, Excessive salt intake, Alcohol ingestion, Inflammatory diseases, many medications, and sedentary living / excessive sitting days. I encourage all my patients to live a healthy active life with as little medication as needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does drinking too much water cause water retention?

Yes: but most likely will give you water intoxication if the amount of water ingested is out of proportion of body's needs. Can be dangerous if taken to extremes. Ingesting too much sodium will lead to water retention. ...Read more

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Can not eating enough calories cause fluid retention and constipation?

Can not eating enough calories cause fluid retention and constipation?

Starvation?: There is no long-term substitution for a healthy, well-balanced diet. Very simplistically, weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. Diet modification often results in GI & non-GI manifestations, but perhaps you need some guidance. Ask your doctor at this time for a check-up & his/her advice. ...Read more

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Can not eating enough fat cause constipation and fluid retention?

Can not eating enough fat cause constipation and fluid retention?

Not really: Though you should look at your diet. Foods which cause constipation are usually the grains:rice, barley, oats; milk; bananas. Lay off of those in your diet for a week and your constipation will probably resolve. As to the fluid retention at 22 you probably don't have kidney disease but you may be on BCPs. These are steroids and as a side effect can cause fluid retention. Talk to your doc about ano ...Read more

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Can sodium in the diet cause water retention?

Yes it can : Excess sodium in the diet is a big reason for swelling and water retention in a variety of disease states. Wherever sodium goes, water follows...Its called osmosis. ...Read more

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Can valdoxan couse weight gain or water retention?

Most likely not: Please check out the side effects on the following link; http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/agomelatine. ...Read more

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What amount weight is water retention?

What amount weight is water retention?

Water weight?: A rapid increase in weight is due to water accumulation. You cannot gain a lb. of fat in 24 hours, but you can gain a lb. of water in that time period. If you have no edema and weigh yourself in the morning and find your weight to be increasing, that is the weight of water you are gaining. Likewise, if you lose a lb. of weight in 24 hours, you are losing water, not fat, weight. I trust this helps. ...Read more

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Water (Definition)

Is a chemical compound with the formula h2o, containing 1 oxygen & 2 hydrogen atoms. It is a liquid at temperatures above 0'c at sea level. It covers 71% of the earth's surface & is vital for all life forms. Drinking water is essential, even though it contains no calories & no organic nutrients. It is a universal solvent with many uses, such as drinking, agriculture, ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Water Retention (Definition)

fluid retention = edema. Occurs when excess fluid collects in tissues, body cavities ...Read more