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How To Get Rid Of Fluid Retention In Legs
I had ercp 4 days ago. I am severly swollen & want to know how to get rid of fluid retention. Drinking lots of water & avoiding salt. What else?
Fluid retention: Need more information. You have to know the cause of fluid retention. Is it liver, kidney, thyroid or heart? Fluid in leg, abdomen or allover? Usually in all cases the water pills or injections are given. You had ercp, biopsy &lap. Surgery. What is biopsy report and what was surgery for? Have fluid restriction. Please discuss with your doctor who knows your history well. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Had kidney failure, K level of 2.0, bad gout /w uric acid level of 15. Now severe fluid retention. How do I get rid of fluid without hurting kidneys?
See details: Ask your nephrologist, not s stranger who cannot examine you. ...Read more
WRONG QUESTION: You really should focus on why there is bloating and fluidn retention. This is appropriate to take up with your dr. ...Read more
Can antihistamines cause fluid retention or would that be more related to the allergy itself? Best ways to get rid of the excess fluid?
Not usually: In some instances, antihistamines and inhibit bladder emptying with back up of urine and kidney dysfunction. This can be serious, but it is rare and generally only occurs in susceptible individuals. Otherwise, antihistamines generally don't cause fluid retention. If steroids have been used, they can cause it. Benadryl can also worsen cardiac or thyroid disease with an effect on fluid retention. ...Read more
Aside from limiting sodium intake and drinking more water, is there anything else I can do to reduce/get rid of PMS-related fluid retention?
Husband has very active hep c infection, inflamed liver, don't know anything else yet, could that be the cause of severe fluid retention in legs?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been elevating my legs overnight due to fluid retention when I wake in the morning the swelling has gone but now they've swelled up again!
Fluid retention: When you lie down and elevate your legs, the edema fluid leaves your legs and goes into your blood and you have increased urination at night. That's why your legs are less swollen in the am. During the day, water goes to the most dependent part of your body, your legs. At 29, you are not expected to have edema. See a cardiologist or a neprhologist to find out why you do. Good luck. ...Read more
58 y male being treated for hf stage 3 post mi 2013. Have all usual symptoms except no leg swelling. Is it poss to have hf but no fluid retention?
Here are some. ..: Known to most, every life event including illness is always a process of lifelong making and, as well, displays itself as a process of full spectrum; so, does hf and yours is expected as you have been experiencing. Besides, it would be helpful to realize life is a process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, and continuation. ...Read more
CVI treatable.: Chronic venous insufficiency is due to malfunctioning of valves in the superficial, deep or both venous systems. Although not reversible, it is treatable. The superficial valves, if leaking, can be closed via laser. The deep valves are treated symptomatically with elevation, compression hose, possibly lymphedema massage and compression pumps. The goal is to prevent worsening of the cvi ...Read more
Yes: But as dr. Hertszman said, the first step is to see a vein specialist who can do an ultrasound evaluation of your legs and confirm that you do indeed have chronic venous insufficiency. If you do, then a treatment plan can be put together, as dr. Hertzman outlined. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can chronic venous insufficiency (fluid retention in lower legs) be reversed or it never reverses?
Venous insufficiency can be controlled medically with compression and some simple preventive measures.
Venous insufficiency, if deemed severe enough due to complications (like ulcerations), can be treated with surgery.
Even with surgery, complete correction, from the pure sense of the word, is not the correct language. You would still have compression stockings recommended after the procedure. ...Read more
Abnormal fluid retention and swelling in the legs with minimal response to diuretics, retention onset was rapid, could be because methadone maintenanc?
Not likely: You should seek a full evaluation from your physician -- such swelling can be the result of cardiac, renal (kidney), liver, and/or vascular (blood vessel) problems, amongst other things. ...Read more
I am having fluid retention (most noticeable in my legs but present everywhere). I work out and watch my salt intake, take lasex. What cld cause this?
Leg edema cause: If you have no kidney or cardiac disease and are not pregnant, the possible causes of your leg edema could be chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema of your legs, NSAID use, prolonged sitting or standing and thrombophlebitis (a blood clot in one of the veins of your leg) see your physician to see if one of these is causing your problem and to make sure your heart and kidneys are fine. ...Read more
Many things: From heat, vein issues to systemic problems like kidney, heart or liver disease. If concerned see your doctor who can help figure out what the cause might be. ...Read more
None: There is none available other than support hose. ...Read more
I have extra water retention in my fingers and feet I've had blood tests done and I'm healthy should I use fluid pills to get rid of the selling?
NO: Never a good idea to use a systemic drug for a local problem. You will dehydrate all your vital tissues and organs. You can damage your kidneys and cause abnormally now blood pressure. Fluid retention is a normal part of the menstrual cycle and resolves on its own. If you are overweight, that's another possible cause and should not be diuresed. ...Read more
Low salt intake: Salt hold on to water. If you have CKD with no or minimal compromise in renal function; mrs dash salt substitutes is a good alternative to using sodium chloride (salt). ...Read more
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