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How to get rid of water retention on pill?

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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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


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Will using lozol help get rid of water retention?

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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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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How do I get rid of water retention caused by birth control?

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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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?

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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I'm on seasonique since I have endo. Been on it for years and my legs are so swollen from water retention. Would it be ok to routinely takewater pill?

I'm on seasonique since I have endo. Been on it for years and my legs are so swollen from water retention. Would it be ok to routinely takewater pill?

No: Before starting a diuretic, you need to be evaluated for other causes: kidney or liver dysfunction, low thyroid, blood clots in the legs (which is a risk for estrogens). Before starting a diuretic for any reason, you need your potassium checked. ...Read more

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How to deal with water retention in feet, ankles, and lower legs?

How to deal with water retention in feet, ankles, and lower legs?

Water retention: First you must find our why you are retatining water is it renal or cardiovascular then you can treat. ...Read more

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