fluid retention

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Fluid retention is a clinical finding in which there is swelling in the body due to fluid accumulation. This can occur due to liver, heart, or kidney disease.
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What causes fluid retention?

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There are a lot of reasons to retain fluid but one of the most common is due to eat too much salt. It's important to limit your salt intake to 1500mg a day or less.
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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

What does fluid retention mean?

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Fluid retention (F) is when one is unable to excrete an adequate amount water, urine, daily. It accumulates in the body, usually as edema in the legs. It can be seen in both cardiac and kidney failure. Another cause is liver disease due to a low serum concentration of albumin, made by the liver, causing F. If one has it, one has to be seen by a physician for evaluation and treatment.
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Dr. Simon Kimm answered:

What drugs are used for fluid retention?

Diuretics.

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Fluid retention can have many different causes, but one strategy is to treat with diuretics. These drugs act on the kidney to help eliminate fluid by increasing urine production. Lasix is a common diuretic, one of several types. Thiazides (HCTZ), carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (acetezolamide), potassium sparing diuretics (spironolactone),& osmotic diuretics (mannitol) are examples.
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Dr. Videh Mahajan answered:

Does meclizine hcl cause fluid retention?

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Not very often.
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Dr. Myra L. Skluth answered:

What causes fluid retention and weight gain?

Hormones, salt

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Hormones affect fluid retention. In the week before menses many women get fluid retention. Salt intake can also affect how much fluid your body retains. Other more obscure causes are related to serious diseases such as heart failure, nephrotic syndrome(kidney disease), severe malnutrition , peripheral vascular disease. If one leg is swollen, I would worry about a blood clot.
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Dr. Scott Shields answered:

Tips on eliminating fluid retention after surgery?

Activity

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If allowed get up and move. If not allowed to get up, move as allowed. Reduce your salt. Do not hold your bladder. Go urinate as often and as soon as you feel the need. If an extremity, elevate the limb as needed. Reduce or cut out caffeine. At some doses caffeine with cause retention of fluid and at other levels it will be a diuretic. If this does not work your doctor can give you a diuretic.
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Dr. Carlos M. Kier answered:

Could widespread inflammation cause fluid retention?

Yes

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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.
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Does trileptal cause weight gain or fluid retention?

No

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Weight gain and fluid retention are not usual side effects of trileptal.
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Dr. Robert Lang answered:

Could fluid retention around eyes be caused by hormones?

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Low thyroid can cause puffiness around the eyes. Other hormones including cortisone and progesterone can cause edema but not as much around the eyes.
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What could cause fluid retention and thyroid fluctuation?

Thyroid

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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.
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