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Can I Help Swollen Ankles By Drinking Extra Water
Water is not a diet: Nope. Absolutely not. I have never in all my years in medicine I have never been asked this question. Weight loss comes with limiting calories, changing the composition of your diet to protein dominant and getting the right kind of regular exercise. Now, drinking plenty of water will help your kidneys stay healthy and keep your blood toxins cleared up. ...Read more
I retain fluid in my face and legs. I don, 't usually add extra salt to my diet.What could be contributing to the water retention?
What cause water inside my shoe around the heel my feet does swell sometimes and /or its been hot this summer and i`ve drank a lot of water. Can i be getting to much water
I have abused Aleve (naproxen) and motrin along with not drinking water because of my job and drinking a lot of protein drinks. My bun was 25. Can i reverse it?
I retain fluid esp my hands they can be uncomfortable I take green tea anything else I can use to get rid of fluid naturally and quick ?
Think diuretics: Think of things like hawthorn, corn silk and parsley herb wise. Otherwise foods like celery, onions, watermelon and asparagus. These are all reported to have some diuretic like effect. Of course caffeine containing products due too, but be careful not to overdue things., ...Read more
I drink 2 to 2.5 litres water a day. when i increase intake of water i got loose stools. Is it due to water intake or some other reason?
Here are some...: Glad you identified the connection between water drinking and stool consistency. So, adjust lifestyle accordingly. To help understand the reality and debate on water drinking, please read article in http://formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. Besides, of course, watch what you might have consumed and lifestyle so hoping to unveil other additional potential factors for loose stool. More? Seek counseling ...Read more
I know normally feel too thirsty regardless i've just drunk water or not. I often resolve to drink litres and litres of water to no help. Please help!?
You need a doctor: There are medical conditions that can do this, including diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus, where the body isn't making hormones that you need, and it results in severe thirst and large volumes of urine. It also can be a psychiatric condition. You need to see a doctor immediately. Water intoxication can cause seizures and brain damage if severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i drink warm or hot water everymorng wil it help me loss weight or what should I add on the water and am doing execrises?
Myths: First, yes, of course, people who stay well hydrated are healthier in general. But, 'warm' or 'hot' water will not in any way lead to real weight loss. This is a false myth. ...Read more
What can I do about water retention during my period? I limit sodium and try to drink more water, but still sometimes feel as if i'm retaining water.
See below: There is not a good solution to this prolem, probably related to hormonal changes during the cycle. Avoid salt and carbohydrates as you are doing, use of diuretics leads to unacceptable problems like electrolyte deficiences and worsening of the problem.Use of ace inhibitors and Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) should be restricted and used in severe cases, and you should contact a physician. ...Read more
You are retaining wa: People retain water for simple reasons: not exercising leg muscles and standing or sitting for prolongued periods. Ingestion of two much salt is a common culprit. Certain disease, cardiac, renal, and hepatic are much less common but occur. Legs up is better, but eliminate the cause! ...Read more
I am constantly retaining water I take a water pill but it only gives temporary relief just by standing I retain a lot of water in my knees and legs ?
Edema: Without knowing your medical history and things such s your weight it is hard to give you any advice. My guess would be that you have some problems with the veins in your legs that causes the swelling in your legs. I would suggest that you see your physician and get evaluated for this problem. ...Read more
My calves are too big because of water retention.. I drink a lot,I reduced salt,I walk and I lost weight but they are the same..what I can do?
Water retention: It is unusual for a young woman to have such water retention - perhaps because you are on a steroid. Watch for salty foods like soups, pickles, cured meats like ham or salami, olives. Be sure that you get a full evaluation to make sure that your heart and kidneys are healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will drinking water help lower blood pressure and help with weight loss? If so, how much water should we drink to help lower blood pressure?
Water retention: Your limiting your water intake is one way to reduce your forming edema, swollen ankles. A better way is to see a cardiologist or a nephorologist to see why you are doing so. You may need to be on diuretics and may need to be evaluated for early congestive heart failure or renal disease. See one of those physicians and get a treatment plan formulated to deal effectively with your problem. ...Read more
I've started drinking green tea. to help my weight loss. However, I feel thirsty more often and I also urinate often. Could the tea have caused this?
Tea is a: diuretic so yes, it can cause us to urinate more frequently. You can find EGCG capsules at the health food store which will provide larger doses of the beneficial ingredient in green tea w/out the diuretic effect. Peace and good health. Limit the tea drinking to on or two cups daily. ...Read more
My dad has severe water retention with swollen ankles and legs. He was just diagnosed with lung cancer. How can he be helped with the endema?
Edema: Severe edema is caused by either liver, cardiac, kidney failure or very low albumin, or lymphatic blockage from tumor or DVT so diagnosing underlying cause and treating that is imp. Diuretics like lasix, (furosemide) leg elevation and ted stockings should help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have weak ankles, most times they are swollen a little. I drink lots of water and have changed my diet. What am I missing? I don't like falling.
Ankle alignment: Most likely you have an alignment issue that can have its origin as far away as the hip. Consider that you may compensating to get your feet flat on the ground. Motions such as pronation may be pushing your ankles to their limit. Some considerations that may help: A simple ankle support or brace. Shoes, custom orthotics etc.. ...Read more
I am 16. I have had a swollen left ankle for 5ys. It comes and goes but I have noticed that when I drink water it swells up even more. X ray was clear?
Previous Injury?: Hello, Five years is a long time to be suffering from this. Its time to get advanced imagining to find out what chronic pathology is causing the ankle effusion. There could be cartilage/soft tissue damage long standing. Consult a podiatrist or orthopedist . One may also wonder about lymph edema and its role in causing this. Feel Better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the foot and ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. Before taking medication for this i would get a diagnosis. I recommend that someone with swelling should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
Diabetes: It is very common to have swollen ankles as a diabetic. Hypertension (high blood pressure) often comes along with diabetes, and the veins can become overloaded with fluid. If the valves in the veins are having trouble pushing blood up the leg and back to the heart, swollen ankles are the result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when someone gets swollen ankles without spraining their ankles; just occurs on its own?
A number of things.: Diabetics can have swollen ankles from unrecognized fractures, problems with circulation, or fluid retention without vascular issues. See your primary care doctor or an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and treatment. www.orthodoc.aaos.org/foot ankle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Doctor: You need to have this examined.Get a more detailed answer ›
A number of possi--: Bilities, including rheumatoid arthritis due to the bilateral involvement of multiple joints; other types of arthritis. Sometimes viral infections can cause multiple joint swellings/pain. Need to see pcp for onward referral to a rheumatologist, who can diagnose/treat such conditions. You needs xrays, labs and likely joint fluid to help aspiration to DX or rule out other diagnoses. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get it evaluated: Possible causes are many. See a doctor and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
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