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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Fluid Retention

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How effective is the moringa plant for treating fluid retention?

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

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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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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What are the natural cures for water retention?

What are the natural cures for water retention?

No: No. Water retention usually occurs either due to problem with heart, , kidney or liver function. Some medications can cause water retention. If you have water retention, you must see the doctor to find out the cause. ...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's an average fluid intake for late stage Alzheimer's patient they have also got fluid retention?

What's an average fluid intake for late stage Alzheimer's patient they have also got fluid retention?

Individualize: For 'late stage' of any disease that might be approaching end-stage i advise letting your loved one (or patient with dementia) guide how much they need based on thirst (i.e. Offer fluids on demand but and don't force). By letting them guide you it maximizes their comfort towards the end of their life. For sudden declines be evaluated by a doctor for easily reversible causes. ...Read more

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Any natural, herbal or homeopathic treatment for ovarian cysts?

Any natural, herbal or homeopathic treatment for ovarian cysts?

"Natural: Cysts are, so make them you shall" yoda md if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome weight loss can help. For homeopathy i suggest http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=hmgibogu8q0 if having pain issues its probably not the cysts, stop caffiene and see a doc specializing in pelvic pain. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for Non Obstructive Urinary Retention? Is it completely cured?

What are the treatment options for Non Obstructive Urinary Retention? Is it completely cured?

See answer: Non-obstructive urinary retention is a complex disorder that can pose diagnostic and therapeutic problems to both the patient and treating urologist. Treatment options include: Behavioral techniques, self-catheterization, medications, and sacral neuromodulation. Published data cite success rates with sacral nerve stimulation approaching 80% with a catheterization-free rate of close to 50%. ...Read more

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Will Methylcobalamin750 mcg and Pregabalin75 mg is EFFECTIVE in treatment of Neurogenic Bladder URINE RETENTION or What will be OTHER Treatment?Thanks

Will Methylcobalamin750 mcg and Pregabalin75 mg is EFFECTIVE in treatment of Neurogenic Bladder URINE RETENTION or What will be OTHER Treatment?Thanks

B12: Neither of these treatments are used in neurogenic bladder commonly. Methylcobalamin, a B12 precursor, would be needed if one was deficient to allow small nerves to heal but not specific to bladder. Lyrica (pregabalin) does not typically help neurogenic bladder symptoms, despite helping neuropathic pain in many conditions. ...Read more

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How effective is fluid replacement for treating dysentery?

How effective is fluid replacement for treating dysentery?

Dysentery: Dysentery is usually treated with oral hydration. For severe dehydration, intravenous fluids may be required. Most start with a clear diet and then workup to a BRAT diet. Medications may be used for nausea & vomiting. Sometimes diarrhea medications like loperamind or Lomotil might be prescribed. Because dysentery could be caused by viruses, protozoa, parasites or bacteria it will be determined if antibiotics or medications to treat parasites, etc. are indicated.
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Is there any natural treatment for chronic renal failure?

Is there any natural treatment for chronic renal failure?

Unfortunately no: The natural course of renal failure is uremia and death. A low protein diet may alleviate some symptoms but the ultimate outcome will be death. Close monitoring of fluid intake and k restriction can improve non dialysis survival also. In general eating and drinking less will lead to longer survival, there are no natural supplements that increase longevity for esrd. ...Read more

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Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

Varied: Physical therapy with pelvic floor relaxation offers improvement for some patients. You need to find a therapist with experience to truly get benefit. Some patients claim improvement with avoiding artificial sweetners, acidic foods-orange juice, lemons, and spicy foods. Every patient is a little different. Look up the irritable bowel diet recs and there is overlap with inter. Cystitis diets. ...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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Please help docs! is Lasix (furosemide) really effective for water retention in ankle and foot?

Please help docs! is Lasix (furosemide) really effective for water retention in ankle and foot?

Lasix (furosemide): Lasix (furosemide) is effective for fluid retention in ankle and foot but it is important to know why there is fluid retention in ankle and foot to know the appropriate treatment. For many people support hose is appropriate and other interventions for other people. For some Lasix (furosemide) is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can herbs cure acute renal failure? Is there any treatment for acute renal failure in herbal medicine?

Can herbs cure acute renal failure? Is there any treatment for acute renal failure in herbal medicine?

The : The short answer here is no. There are many herbal remedies and treatments which have been shown to cause acute renal failure but none that reverse it. Be sure to distinguish acute (rapid in onset and usually with a known cause and therefore sometimes reversible though may require temporary dialysis) from chronic (kidneys damaged beyond repair leading to permanent dialysis). Acute renal failure has many causes; dehydration, trauma, medications, drugs, toxins, infection, and obstruction are some of the more common. Particularly when renal failure is due to toxins, medications, or dehydration, conservative therapy (time, hydration, avoiding nephrotoxins) is the best treatment. There is no quality data to support any herbal therapies for acute renal failure. There is also poor regulation over ingredients and effects of herbal therapies and many are nephrotoxic. Work closely with your doctor to stay hydrated and modify your diet if you are looking for more natural approaches. ...Read more

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Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy for vascular health & support? Any interactions

Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy  for vascular health & support?  Any interactions

Horse chestnut supplements 300 mg.: Yes, Standardized Extract With added Rutin A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian/Vegan Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is commonly used in European herbalism. It has many active constituents, including saponins and flavones, which have been scientifically shown to support the integrity of the vascular system and connective tissue. Rutin, a powerful free radical scavenger,... ...Read more

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Is there a reason to avoid prednisone for CHF patient with inflammation, myalgia and kidney/water retention concern? What medicine is good to reduce cortisol?

Is there a reason to avoid prednisone for CHF patient with inflammation, myalgia and kidney/water retention concern? What medicine is good to reduce cortisol?

Yes: Prednisone is a steroid and can potentially cause or worsen swelling and fluid retention. In some cases it can also cause kidney problems. There are cases, hiwever, in which steroids can be indicated in a patient with sumilar symptoms, such as if they had lupus for example and were having a symptomatic flare. I would certainly discuss directly with your doctor for the specifics in your case. ...Read more

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Is there any effective natural treatments and / or diets for bladder retention caused by enlarged prostate and a "lazy"bladder.?

Is there any effective natural treatments  and / or diets for bladder retention caused by enlarged prostate and a "lazy"bladder.?

LAZY BLADDER: Treatments are usually aimed at keeping infections away. This can be done with vitamin c and methanamine. This assumes there is no blockage still. Many people simply catheterize to empty the residual urine 2-3x/day. ...Read more

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Dr. James Hocker
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