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Does Drinking Alcohol Cause Water Retention
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Cirrhosis: If you have cirrhosis, the answer is yes. ...Read more
What type of kidney condition causes quick and painful water retention of the hands after drinking only one can of caffeinated soda?
None: Unfortunately, they are unrelated. Do you have any other associated symptoms, as this may not be a kidney problem? ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Early morn pass lots of urine. During the day urine production drops off and is dark yelow even when drinking plenty. Is this water retention - cause?
Can me drinking too much water a day/ I am 19, a girl, 5'3 and drink about 5-6l per day lead to extreme water retention (like 11kg)?
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 more
Water is heavy: One pint of water (16 oz.) weighs one pound. If a person retains water, she will gain lots of weight quickly, and will get thicker lower legs and feet, plus eventually tummy bloating, face puffiness, and trouble breathing. If symptoms of water retention are happening, it is time for her to see her doctor. ...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
Water retension: When you drinking water, excess water with body wastes should go out in the form of urine andc sweat. If it is not happening then we will call it as water is retaining. Usually it happend in people who have either heart failuire or kidney failure or liver failure or combination of any of the above diseases. ...Read more
If your drinking alcohol at home is it safe to put water in it and does it help or make it worse for the person drinking?
Alcoholic: There is no health benefit to diluting the alcohol. An alcoholic drinks because they are alcoholic. There is a great section in the book "alcoholics anonymous" that defines all of the ways alcoholics try to drink like a normal person. It may be beneficial to read that chapter in this important book. ...Read more
What are the risk of drinking alcohol and no water on a regular basis (but not everyday). Also with little food consumption?
Alcoholism: I mean this in the kindest and empathetic way, but a normal drinker would never ask a question like this. This, to me, is evidence that you may be a problem drinker. The risk of drinking alcohol on a regular basis is addiction, depression, liver damage, kidney damage, bleeding ulcers, and death. Now, that out of the way, thank you for asking. Perhaps you can use this to ask for help. ...Read more
How come drinking a lot of water after drinking alcohol doesn't help it to get out of your system faster?
I got alcohol in my eye last night, it may be rubbing, possibly drinking alcohol, I washed out with water and milk. It is burning and feels like sand paper is in it. Please help
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
Not typically: It would be unusual to retain water from Niacin intake. ...Read more
Probably: In all likelihood yes but talk to your physician. ...Read more
Can 2 injections (short acting and long acting) steroids cause water retention and over all aching?
Yes: Yes- common side effects of steroid injections. ...Read more
Can a high carb - low fat diet cause water retention even though on a caloric deficit? Its weird I gained 6 pounds in the first 3 days!!!!
Salt intake?: Too much salt in the diet will result in increased thirst and fluid retention, and fluid retention can lead to weight gain despite a calorie deficit. Some medications are also associated with weight gain. High carb, low fat diet without with calorie deficit and without excess sodium should not cause weight gain or fluid retention. ...Read more
Do any of the meds I take plus cyamemazine (tercian) cause weight gain? :/ if so is it via increased appetite or water retention? I'm not over eating
Phenothiazine: This medication is a phenothiazine class antihistaminic antipsychotic medication. Medications of this type have historically been known to cause weight gain by appetite stimulation. Finding data on side effects of this medication proved quite difficult online. There was some information about metabolic syndrome cases but I did not see anything that had to do with edema. Without a formal pdr like print out however I cannot say for sure that at least some of the weight gain does not come from edema. ...Read more
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.
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
Yes: Electrolytes are the collective name for sodium, potassium, chloride, etc. -- the chemicals that make up the liquid part of blood. Too much of one particular electrolyte -- sodium -- one component of nacl, or salt -- can cause swelling. Most energy drinks have "some" electrolytes in them, and drinking too much of them can contribute to swelling. ...Read more
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
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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