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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)

Fluid retention is a clinical finding in which there is swelling in the body due to fluid accumulation. This can occur due to liver, ...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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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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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