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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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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


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How come tissue fluid accumulates at ankles and feet?

How come tissue fluid accumulates at ankles and feet?

Vessel compromise: Vessels have valves that push fluid up to the heart; however, when the valves malfunction then fluid accumulates in the lowest parts of our body (ankles and feet). ...Read more

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Swollen feet and ankles what carbohydrates retain body fluids?

Swollen feet and ankles what carbohydrates retain body fluids?

Swollen feet: Carbohydrates do not directly cause fluid retention. However, refined carbohydrates do put the body under free radical stress and that can accelerate degeneration in the human body. I strongly advise that you avoid all white flour, white sugar and white rice. ...Read more

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How dangerous is excessive fluid retention and abdominal swelling?

How dangerous is excessive fluid retention and abdominal swelling?

It can be: Excessive fluid retention can be the result of a benign process such the result of a diet resulting in a lot of gasseous abdominal distention or fluid retention due to excessive salt. However, it can also be due to serious medical conditions that effect fluid balance such as heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure. Although rare in this country, severe protein calorie malnutrition is a caus. ...Read more

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Can risperdal cause pitting edema in lower legs ankles and feet?

Can risperdal cause pitting edema in lower legs ankles and feet?

Probably not: There is no listing of edema being caused by Risperdal but any side effect is possible. I would look at poss varicose veins, hormones or other drug reactions. ...Read more

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How to deal with water retention in feet, ankles, and lower legs?

How to deal with water retention in feet, ankles, and lower legs?

Edema: Swelling to the feet and ankles is common as we get older. It can be a vascular insufficiency, kidney or blood pressure issue. If you have been given a diuretic by your doctor - take it on schedule! You can try to wear support hose and elevate your fee when out of bed. If this does not relieve your issue see your doctor. Do not ignore this. ...Read more

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Can lack of water make your feet and legs swell?

Can lack of water make your feet and legs swell?

No.: When you see feet and legs swell it is due to altered balance of fluid pressure in the very tiniest of your blood vessels. This allows fluid to leak from the blood vessels out into the tissue. Then the kidneys retain extra sodium from the diet to replace the lost sodium. Water enters into the picture as an innocent bystander - it gets carried along with sodium. ...Read more

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Swollen feet is fluid the cause.?

Swollen feet is fluid the cause.?

Swollen: As stated , there can be many causes for swelling. See your podiatrist and internist for the cause of the swelling ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?

Hypothyroid: Generally not circulatory issues unless the edema is tremendous, but definitely edema. See your family doc for help. ...Read more

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have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?

  have swollen ankles  top of the foot swollen   back of knees feel  painful  can to much salt cause swelling?

Swollen ankles salt?: 39F US notes/asks: have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling? ANS: need much more detail but most common cause of swollen ankles is eating more salt than your body can get rid of. But pain in back of knees is not part of that. You may have blood clots in legs. See your Dr. now or do 2nd opinion with me now. ...Read more

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Small clear fluid bumps on lower legs an ankles?

Small clear fluid bumps on lower legs an ankles?

Clear fluid bumps: Check with your doctor or dermatologist! Differential Pemphigus Vulgaris, Bullous Pemphigus, Pemphygoid, Insect bites ,etc ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...Read more