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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. ...Read more

Water Retention (Definition)

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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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Constipation (Definition)

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more