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Dr. Aiman Shammas
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Fluid Retention (Overview)

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 can help explain further.


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What causes fluid retention?

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

Dr. Aiman Shammas
146 Doctors shared insights

Fluid Retention (Overview)

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 can help explain further.


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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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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?

Fluid retention: Need more information. You have to know the cause of fluid retention. Is it liver, kidney, thyroid or heart? Fluid in leg, abdomen or allover? Usually in all cases the water pills or injections are given. You had ercp, biopsy &lap. Surgery. What is biopsy report and what was surgery for? Have fluid restriction. Please discuss with your doctor who knows your history well. Thanks. ...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 (furosemide) 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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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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What is the best natural remedy to prevent fluid retention. I have ckd?

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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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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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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What does fluid retention mean?

Fluid Retention: 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. ...Read more

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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 (furosemide) 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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What is the definition or description of: Fluid retention?

What is the definition or description of: Fluid retention?

Here are some...: 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 can help explain further. ...Read more

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I have had fluid retention more than once. What are the best exercises for it?

I have had fluid retention more than once. What are the best exercises for it?

None.: Exercising will not likely be of any benefit, unless the swelling is simply from prolonged sitting and inactivity. Avoid excessive sodium and consider stopping ibuprofen, as nsaids can lead to swelling. ...Read more

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Tips on eliminating fluid retention after surgery?

Activity: 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. ...Read more

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Could widespread inflammation cause fluid retention?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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How effective is the moringa plant for treating fluid retention?

Moringa Plant: This traditional medicinal plant has been used for this purpose in cultures that are sub-Himalayan and in certain tropical areas – but I have no personal experience with it. ...Read more

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What are some good salt substitutions if you have a lot of fluid retention?

What are some good salt substitutions if you have a lot of fluid retention?

Many: Some people use ms. Dash, or lemon, citric acid, flavored vinegars or other household spices - ginger, pepper, cumin etc. To keep their food lively. Potassium chloride is available at most supermarkets as well and tastes pretty close. It is often marketed as a salt substitute. Excess potassium would not be good if you had advanced kidney disease though. ...Read more

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Are full body wraps safe for everyday use to control fluid retention and keep water weight down?

Useless & unsafe: Full body wraps are useless for weight control and if used improperly can do harm. ...Read more

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Is there a forever living product that would help to relieve fluid retention I am 80 years of age.

Hopefully these: Links would be of help 2 u. Follow up with ur dr and ask about the condition of your heart, kidney and liver. God bless u! http://www. Slimmingsolutions. Co.uk/water-retention-tablets. Html. Https://www. Foreverliving. Com/marketing/category. Do? name=drinksmk. ...Read more

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What causes fluid retention and weight gain?

Hormones, salt: 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. ...Read more

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What would cause fluid retention in just 1 leg?

Fluid retention: Fluid retention in just one leg is usually related to obstruction in the venous and/or lymphatics draining that swollen leg. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have fluid retention in your leg?

Fluid retention: Fluid retention causes swelling that increases with gravitation (eg leg swelling after standing for long period of time). It is symmetric and dimples when pressed upon. Also, weight will fluctuate rapidly when caused by fluid retention. Notably, there are many other causes for leg swelling, and if occurring in one leg only, then likely not fluid. ...Read more

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Can 150mg a day topamax (topiramate) cause fluid retention?

Yes, it can: The metabolic adverse effects of topiramate have been well documented. Common side effects of Topamax include tiredness, dizziness, coordination problems and fluid retention. ...Read more

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Can not eating enough fat cause constipation and fluid retention?

Can not eating enough fat cause constipation and fluid retention?

Not really: Though you should look at your diet. Foods which cause constipation are usually the grains:rice, barley, oats; milk; bananas. Lay off of those in your diet for a week and your constipation will probably resolve. As to the fluid retention at 22 you probably don't have kidney disease but you may be on BCPs. These are steroids and as a side effect can cause fluid retention. Talk to your doc about ano ...Read more