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Is there a link between constipation and water retention?

Is there a link between constipation and water retention?

Yes, but: Constipation is by definition decreased stool output. The delay of stool passage to the outside allows the colon to reabsorb water that was destined to be excreted out of the body. However, constipation by itself should not be the cause for increased fluid retention of the body as long as the kidneys are normal and able to excrete water as needed. Pay good attention to your salt and fluid intake.

Dr. Walter Husar
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When eating gluten products I develop bloating, constipation, and water retention. Could I have gluten sensitivity, or celiac's disease?

When eating gluten products I develop bloating, constipation, and water retention. Could I have gluten sensitivity, or celiac's disease?

Gluten sensitivities: Wheat or gluten sensitivities include a wide spectrum of presentations from well-defined celiac disease to other vaguely defined conditions like ibs-like symptoms, and problems outside of the gut like gluten ataxia or peripheral neuropathy. Since it is complicated, a good history taken by your physician with supporting tests might me helpful to tell if you have sensitivities or allergy to wheat.

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Can water retention cause swelling in face?

Yes: Fluid retention can cause swelling in any part of the body. Typically however swelling follows gravity with more swelling seen in the lower extremities.

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Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause water retention?

Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause water retention?

Yes it can: In the clinical studies it apparently was among the reactions that was more common. See the website below that was assembled by a pharmacologist from the original studies. Drug-side-effects-and-clinical-trials. Com/luvox_side... Wondering about Luvox (fluvoxamine) side effects. If you're taking this particular ssri then you'll want to know what side effects to expect from it. Find out here.

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What causes water retention and skin sensitivity?

Poor metabolism: Metabolism is the word used for cellular energy production from food. Lousy diet, lousy metabolism. Check out your diet.

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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.

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How do I find out the cause of my facial swelling/water retention?

How do I find out the cause of my facial swelling/water retention?

Question: To find out the cause of your symptoms you have to go see and Dr. And be evaluated.

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What liquids can I drink besides water that will not cause water retention?

Water retention: Water retention means the body through the kidney and sometimes the intestine is reabsorbing water perhaps to excess. It will reabsorb water from whatever the water containing liquid is......If you drink beer its the water part that is reabsorbed for instance. If you were to drink the drug Furosemide in its solution form, the drug part would override the water and you'd lose water due to drug.

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Side effect of water retention tablets as I m on that tablet for 2 years now. Many times my heamoglobin goes up n down is it cause of this tablet.?

Side effect of water retention tablets as I m on that tablet for 2 years now. Many times my heamoglobin goes up n down is it cause of this tablet.?

Possibly...: Water retention tablets (or diuretics) that you got from the doctor or in supplement form shouldn't cause big fluctuations in your hemoglobin. In mod to severe dehydration and rehydration the hemoglobin will change... But if you're noticing it, I would look for other causes of the anemia first.

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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.

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Can dehydration cause water retention?

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.

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Can sodium in the diet cause water retention?

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.

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Are there any liquids that do not cause water retention?

Liquids not cause: Liquids do not cause retention of fluid. Kidney failure, salt intake, heart function, protein levels in blood, liver function, lymphatic circulation all affect fluid retention. The fluid intake is essential, it's elimination that may be problem.

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Can one injection of dexamethasone cause water retention?

Unlikely: Dose and duration relative. One small dose, no, or very slight retention of no great significance- like salt from potato chips!

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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