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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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What is the quickest way to get rid of water retention?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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What is the quickest way to get rid of water retention?

Water retention: The quickest way to get rid of water retention problem is to find out what is causing it. You may need to see a cardiologist (c) or a nephrologist (n) to rule out a cardiac or a renal problem. You also may need to be on a low sodium diet and may also need diuretics. See one of those doctors to see if they can help you with your problem. ...Read more

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Water Retention (Definition)

Water retention is a condition where a person, usually by some action of the kidneys or liver, stores more water than normal, in tissues throughout the body. This can lead to bloating, or a generalized ...Read more


Dr. Reginald Gohh
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How to get rid of water retention on pill?

Dr. Reginald Gohh
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How to get rid of water retention on pill?

Diuretic drugs: Many different medications can promote increased urine output and thereby get rid of extra water that is retained as 'edema" or fluid in the tissues. Most common medications include thiazide or "loop diuretic" agents. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Will using lozol help get rid of water retention?

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Will using lozol help get rid of water retention?

Yes but,: Water pills only do so much. The patient does the most important job; salt and fluid restriction. Beware of salt in processed food and in bread (recent data). If you don't, at least do not mix them! i don't care how much water pills you take, you can sabotage their effect with your intake. If you control fluids and salt you may find yourself not in need for water pills. ...Read more

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Dr. Carolyn Quist
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How do I get rid of water retention caused by birth control?

Dr. Carolyn Quist
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How do I get rid of water retention caused by birth control?

Change pills: This is usually due to too strong a pill, talk to your doctor about changing the ratio of hormones in the pills. ...Read more

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Dr. Franklin Schneider
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Since my abdominal surgery I've been retaining water horribly. What is the best/safest way to get rid of water retention and bloating? Can you?

Dr. Franklin Schneider
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Several causes...: Your fluid retention may be from the intravenous fluids you received during your operation and recovery. You may also be (relatively) , malnourished, with decreased protein stores which can also cause swelling. Follow up with your surgeon. Good luck, feel better. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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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?

Dr. Bennett Werner
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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

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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I have a problem with diabetic water retention in legs causing blisters. I take 160 mg lassic's per day, and 20 meq potassium. What do I have to do?

Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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I have a problem with diabetic water retention in legs causing blisters. I take 160 mg lassic's per day, and 20 meq potassium. What do I have to do?

Edema: You seem to have some real problems with either your cardiac or kidney function. See a cardiologist and get an echocardiogram to see if you have a low ejection fraction and evidence of renal disease. You may also need to have your leg veins visualized by a venous doppler study to see if you have varicose veins causing your edema. Another cause of edema is too much water and/ sodium intake. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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What causes water retention in one leg?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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What causes water retention in one leg?

Single leg swelling: Usually its obstruction to the venous drainage to that leg or venous insufficiency in that leg ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman
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What are common causes of ankle and leg swelling/water retention?

Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman
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What are common causes of ankle and leg swelling/water retention?

Lots: Could be too much salt in diet. Other options are overweight, poor vein function, kidney problems, heart problems, and more. ...Read more

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