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Fluid Retention (Definition)

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?

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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Fluid Retention (Definition)

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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Heart failure (Tip)

Heart failure

Rapid weight gains can be a sign of fluid retention and increasing failure. ...See more

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Low salt diet (Tip)

Low salt diet

Do - restrict salt intake (as directed by physician). Fluid retention means more work for the heart. ...See more

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I had ercp 4 days ago. I am severly swollen & want to know how to get rid of fluid retention.Drinking lots of water & avoiding salt. What else?

I had ercp 4 days ago. I am severly swollen & want to know how to get rid of fluid retention.Drinking lots of water & avoiding salt. What else?

Call your GI: This would not be normal unless you have a very serious condition that would predispose you to edema or swelling. Please call your GI doctor for help. Feel better. ...Read more

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What drugs are used for fluid retention?

What drugs are used for fluid retention?

Diuretics.: 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. ...Read more

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Heart failure (Tip)

Heart failure

Steroid injections (e.g. Epidural steroids) could temporarily cause fluid retention. Ask your doctor. ...See more

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I am on medication for blood pressure, thyroid, and heart and colestral.And a water tablet 20 mgs. Past weeks more fluid retention, what to do?

I am on medication for blood pressure, thyroid, and heart and colestral.And a water tablet 20 mgs. Past weeks more fluid retention, what to do?

Talk to your doctor: You need a medical evaluation. Please see your doctor right away. Can't make assumptions with your complicated medical history. This could be quite a few different and potentially serious things. ...Read more

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