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Fluid Retention In Upper Body
Useless & unsafe: Full body wraps are useless for weight control and if used improperly can do harm. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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