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Causes Of Fluid Retention In Ankles
Right heart strain: This is usually related to right heart strain from lung disease or from pulmonary hypertension (high pressure in the pulmonary vascular bed). Patients with advanced copd/emphysema develop increased pressure in their lungs which causes the right side of the heart to dilate/enlarge. This in turn causes fluid retention in the legs/ankles (known as edema). ...Read moreGet help now ›
Hi there I have had swollen ankles and calfs for the past 5 days my doctor said fluid retention i've tried everything but nothing has helped me!
Refer to answer: A varieties of condition can cause your problem. Stop your salt intake. Make sure your BP is normal. Have your dr. Check your albumin, calcium, and your thyroid level. Besides you need renal function test plus liver function test. If all are normal you need ct scan of abdomen and pelvis. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Have severe fluid retention in both feet. The tops of both feet and ankles are swollen causing numbness in toes. Can this cause vessel damage?
Swelling: I would suggest you consult with a vascular surgeon. May want to see a neurologist too. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Why am i worse on medications .it seems to cause fluid retention an i get so sick an trouble with balance why?
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Yes: Any acute or chronic inflammatory disorder can cause fluid retention by several mechanisms. This generally is secondary to reductions in the serum Albumin level secondary to decreased production, liver disease, renal disease with protein excretion, and protein loss through the gastrointestinal tract. When the protein loss is significant fluid retention(edema) is present. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Can hydrochrolothiazide cause fluid retention? I don't have high BP but my dr prescribed this to reduce fluid. Been on it 4 years. Fluid is worse.
No: If the swelling is getting worse you need to see your doctor and be reevaluated.- ...Read moreGet help now ›
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Thyroid: Hypothyroidism can cause fluid retention. Sometimes thyroid problems are associated with other autoimmune disorders affecting kidneys. This would cause fluid retention as well. Certain GI problems like celiac disease could also lead to malabsorption which could cause fluctuation in fluid status. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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