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Doctor insights on: Fluid Retention In Upper Body

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

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

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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Fluid retention in the body, ..Gain weight, ...One week ago i m feeling tired and weak?

Merits evaluation.: Fluid retention is often associated with high blood pressure; however, it could be due to kidney disease, heart failure and other problems. It would be prudent to start with a visit to ones doctor for a careful history and physical exam, routine comprehensive blood tests, a urinalysis and perhaps an ekg and chest x-rays. ...Read more

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Premenstrual syndrome.What are the physical manifestations.Is bloating in abdomen and fluid retention in body one of it?

It can be: Please see your gyn, your gyn can get you on meds to help with your symptomes and to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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What are common causes of extreme fatigue, body aching and fluid retention besides pms?

Fatigue: Things to rule out are heart or blood vessels, kidneys, blood such as anemia, electrolyte imbalance, or effect of medications. Your primary care doctor is your best one to consult. ...Read more

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Does florinef (fludrocortisone) increase actual blood volume? So the circulating blood in the body? My gp said it didn't and only increases fluid retention?

Does florinef (fludrocortisone) increase actual blood volume? So the circulating blood in the body? My gp said it didn't and only increases fluid retention?

Yes: Florinef (fludrocortisone) increases sodium reabsorption, thereby increasing water reabsorption leading to more fluid volume. Overdosing of this medication can lead to water retention so both of you are right. ...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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Is there a forever living product that would help to relieve fluid retention I am 80 years of age.

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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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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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What could cause fluid retention and thyroid fluctuation?

What could cause fluid retention and thyroid fluctuation?

Thyroid: 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. ...Read more

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By which mechanism metoclopramide causing fluid retention?

Not fully Understood: According to PDR fact sheet, see attached, Metoclopramide may cause fluid retention in some cases, its mechanism for such action is not fully understood, as are its effects on pregnancy. Pl consult doctor/OB as needed before starting this medication. ...Read more

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What mechanism causes fluid retention with gabapentin?

What mechanism causes fluid retention with gabapentin?

Not sure: The mechanism is unclear, but commonly patients will have 2-3 pounds of water retention that will be seen as ankle/foot swelling and will resolve within a few days of stopping the medication. ...Read more

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How to reduce or eliminate fluid retention for CHF patients?

How to reduce or eliminate fluid retention for CHF patients?

Restrict salt: Salt intake causes fluid retention. Heart failure patients need to monitor the amount of salt in the foods they consume. The salt intake should be no more than 2-4 grams daily, less if someone has severe failure. Fluid intake also needs to be restricted to 1.5 liters per day or less, depending on the doctor's recommendation. ...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?

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