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How To Get Rid Of Water Retention In Legs
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
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
I hav persistent water retention on face ever since i developed pcos.Will use of bcps alone help me get rid of it or will i hav to use diuretics also?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water retention: First you must find our why you are retatining water is it renal or cardiovascular then you can treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause water retention in both legs? All blood work have been done its all good. Did a urinalisis good. Has high blood pr. & diabetes.
Weak heart: Congestive heart failure needs to be ruled out. Kidney failure is also possible with long standing diabetes. Blood clots in the legs, excessive salt intake, poor blood pressure control, low Albumin levels need to be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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