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Fluid Retention (Overview)

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.


Dr. Christopher Quinn
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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 (Overview)

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.


Dr. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. George Klauber
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Will the green laser prostate treatment eliminate bladder fluid retention? I'm due in surgery next tuesday.

Will the green laser prostate treatment eliminate bladder fluid retention? I'm due in surgery next tuesday.

Hopefully: Green laser should remove obstructing prostatic tissue so the bladder can empty more easily, this in turn should correct the urinary retention. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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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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Dr. Simon Kimm
Board Certified, Urology
10 years in practice
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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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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
22 years in practice
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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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Dr. Ashu Syal
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
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What is the best natural remedy to prevent fluid retention. I have ckd?

Low salt intake: Salt hold on to water. If you have ckd with no or minimal compromise in renal function; mrs dash salt substitutes is a good alternative to using sodium chloride ( salt). ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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My son is 8 months old. He has global developmental delay. Hypotonia, Fluid retention and other issues. What genetic disorders could be linked to this?

My son is 8 months old. He has global developmental delay. Hypotonia, Fluid retention and other issues. What genetic disorders could be linked to this?

Too many to list...: Speak to your physician, specialists, and geneticist for clearer answers regarding whether they believe your son's issues are related to a genetic disorder. ...Read more

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