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Hypothyroid/hashimoto's. Levels low. Constant bloating, distended belly, water retention. Tried more water, fiber helped little. What else can I do?!

Hypothyroid/hashimoto's. Levels low. Constant bloating, distended belly, water retention. Tried more water, fiber helped little. What else can I do?!

See your doc: If your thyroid levels are low you may need to adjust the dose of your replacement. It sounds as though your symptoms are consistent with an inadequately treated underactive thyroid. Even if your levels were relatively normal, your meds may still need adjusting while you continue to have symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Can a slow heart rate cause water retention? Just looking for some answers, as I have suffered for years with this problem, and know I do have a slow heart rate, also pac which they say are benign.

Can a slow heart rate cause water retention? Just looking for some answers, as I have suffered for years with this problem, and know I do have a slow heart rate, also pac which they say are benign.

Generally : Generally no, as long as your heart function, specifically both the squeezing (systolic function) and relaxing (diastolic function) are normal. If those have not been evaluated previously then you can discuss getting an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) with your doctor. There are many things that can cause leg swelling, not just heart issues, including medication side effects and vascular issues in the legs. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat water retention?

What can I do to treat water retention?

Too much water: The best way to get rid of water retention is to find out what is causing it. There are several reasons to retain water, kidney failure, heart failure and varicose veins among others. The treatment of water retention due to heart failure is different from that due to varicose veins. See a physician and be evaluated properly so you can follow a sure road leading to the elimination of your problem. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat to beat water retention?

What foods can I eat to beat water retention?

more like what not : To eat. Avoid high sodium foods and drink plenty of water, some moderate activity and your all set. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can reduce water retention?

Water retention: You need to see your doctor and be evaluated for cause. It may be something minor that you can easily take care of or could be something more involved. Cutting down on salt intake is the main easy thing you can do. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problems with water retention?

What to do if I have problems with water retention?

Water retention: If you have water retention (WR), the treatment will be based upon its cause. Common causes of WR are congestive heart failure, chronic renal failure and varicose veins, among others. See a physician for a physical examination to find out the cause of your WR. Once a diagnosis is made a treatment plan can be formulated for you to treat the problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best way to reduce body water retention?

Eat less sodium.: Excess sodium causes retention of fluid. Reduce sodium intake to reduce edema. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my water retention isn't going!! help!!?

What do you suggest if my water retention isn't going!! help!!?

Water retention: you need a diagnosis of the cause of 'water retention' to have a treatment prescribed. You need to see a doc, there isn't resource here to do that, history,exam and perhaps testing may be needed ...Read more

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Does watermelon cause water retention?

Does watermelon cause water retention?

Watermelon: Watermelon is a delicious fruit that does not cause water retention, even though it's 91% water. In fact, it may help you get rid of water. It is fat-free and salt-free. It's full of great lycopene, an antioxidant important in cardiovascular and bone health. Enjoy fresh, red, juicy watermelon -- and maybe even have a seed-spitting contest. :-) http://tinyurl.Com/j865j. ...Read more

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate is a symptom in which a person's heart rate (the number of heart contractions per minute) is less than normal for the average person of the same size, doing the same activities. For adults, slow heart rate usually means a rate below 50-60 beats per ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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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