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Please tell me, could liver damage from overuse of alcohol cause water retention?

Please tell me, could liver damage from overuse of alcohol cause water retention?

Albumin: The liver produces Albumin, which is responsible for keeping the fluid in the blood supply and out of the extremities and abdomen. When there is enough liver damage, albumin production is decreased. Less albumin = more fluid everywhere else except the blood. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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Does drinking too much water cause water retention?

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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Can alcohol and bulimia recovery cause water retention that makes you blow up like a balloon?

Can alcohol and bulimia recovery cause water retention that makes you blow up like a balloon?

ETOH: Please see:
www. Researchgate. Net/publication/...By_alcohol_withdrawal...
Exclusion of the recognized causes of inappropriate ADH (vasopressin) secretion left alcohol withdrawal as the. .. Resulting in water retention. .. During the alcohol- induced. .. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why is my water retention worse after drinking water?

Why is my water retention worse after drinking water?

Naturally: Because there is more water available to be retained.
Also remember that salt intake causes fluid retention.
In a normal, healthy person 1 to 2 quarts of fluid a day is enough. Sometimes having too much water can also cause water intoxication. Be careful. ...Read more

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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)?

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)?

Yes: You should drink if you are thirsty and not force lots of water. Excess water can cause low sodium, swelling and be very dangerous. ...Read more

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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

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Can it really make sense to drink more water if you have water retention?

No: No. Water retention usually occurs either due to problem with heart, , kidney or liver function. Some medications can cause water retention. If you have water retention, you must see the doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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I think I have water retention.... I drink enough water for a day but I slightly pass urine?

I think I have water retention.... I drink enough water for a day but I slightly pass urine?

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

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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.

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

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What does it mean if water retention is worse after drinking water?

What does it mean if water retention is worse after drinking water?

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

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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?

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

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What are the risk of drinking alcohol and no water on a regular basis (but not everyday). Also with little food consumption?

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

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How come drinking a lot of water after drinking alcohol doesn't help it to get out of your system faster?

How come drinking a lot of water after drinking alcohol doesn't help it to get out of your system faster?

Alcohol and water: Drinking waters merely dilutes the alcohol in the stomach. Its the liver that clears the alcohol and this is not dependent on the dilution. ...Read more

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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

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

Both: Both drinking or rubbing alcohol will cause chemical burn on the cornea and conjunctiva. It is very painful condition and predispose the patient to infection. For this reason, you should be seen by an ophthalmologist and be placed on antibiotic eye drops. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does lactulose cause water retention?

No: It can cause abdominal distension (because it draws fluid into the intestines) and diarrhea but not fluid retention in your lungs or legs. ...Read more

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Could a small binge cause water retention?

Binge?: Depends what you are binging on. I assume you mean alcohol. This shouldn't cause water retention, for alcohol is a natural diuretic ie it makes you urinate. Longterm heavy alcohol consumption can lead to fluid retention due to liver and even heart malfunction. ...Read more

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What would cause water retention in just one foot?

What would cause water retention in just one foot?

Edema: Drainage problems due to either venous or lymphatic disease would cause swelling on one side. Infection or inflammation can also do it. ...Read more

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How does clomipramine cause weight gain? Ex: by increasing your appetite or water retention?

How does clomipramine cause weight gain? Ex: by increasing your appetite or water retention?

Appetite stimulation: The weight gain from clomipramine (anafranil) is due to appetite stimulation. Some people will have some water weight (edema), but that is not the primary reason for the weight gain. ...Read more

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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!!!!

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

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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

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

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Could potassium cause water retention in feet and ankles?

Could potassium cause water retention in feet and ankles?

Water: As stated, potassium is not the cause of water or fluid retention. In fact there are potassium sparing BP meds. See your prescribing doc if you are on BP meds. If you are not, then see your family doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...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?

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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Are electrolytes similar to salts and cause water retention?

Are electrolytes similar to salts and cause water retention?

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

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What causes weight gain and water retention?

What causes weight gain and water retention?

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

Dr. Aiman Shammas
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Fluid Retention (Definition)

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Water Retention (Definition)

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