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Is it safe to take water pills for swelling while pregnant?

Is it safe to take water pills for swelling while pregnant?

Not advisable: Water pills are given for too much fluid accumulating in your lungs or legs due to heart or kidney problems. Generally the fluid that pregnant women get in their legs is due to pressure on their leg veins or to preeclampsia. Neither problem can be solved with water pills. Taking water pills can lead to dehydration, low blood pressure and poor milk production. ...Read more

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Diuretic (Definition)

By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more


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What causes swelling in my lower legs and feet I take water pills but the swelling is still there my doctor tells me it's nothing to worry about ?

What causes swelling in my lower legs and feet I take water pills but the swelling is still there my doctor tells me it's nothing to worry about ?

Your Doctor Knows: 55 year old male asks, What causes swelling in my lower legs and feet I take water pills but the swelling is still there my doctor tells me it's nothing to worry about. Your doctor probably knows best about you because he/ she care for you and they know what the Status of your Functional Anatomy & Physiology are. Besides water retention; Posture, Hormones like Thyroid Hormone & others can cause it ...Read more

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My mother has severe swelling in her hands and feet. Her doctor diagnosed edema but refused to give her water pills. How can I take down the swelling?

My mother has severe swelling in her hands and feet. Her doctor diagnosed edema but refused to give her water pills. How can I take down the swelling?

Need to know cause: You need to know what is causing the edema in order to treat it. There are some forms of edema known as lymphedema that is very difficult to get rid of. In the legs, elevation is helpful to decreased the swelling. It is best to trust her physician's judgement in this and if you are not satisfied ask for a referral to a specialist or seek another opinion. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to go to the doctor for the swelling? I take 60mg of Lasix and i also take atenolol, spironolactone and k-dur. I am always swollen in my legs, ankles and top of feet. The water pills don't work every day like they should.

How long should I wait to go to the doctor for the swelling? I take 60mg of Lasix and i also take atenolol, spironolactone and k-dur. I am always swollen in my legs, ankles and top of feet. The water pills don't work every day like they should.

There : There is a lot that is not known here. Don't know how long you have been on a trial of the current medication regimen. Don't know how high your blood pressure is running or if you have any congestive heart failure. Would recommend that you call your doctor or his / her medical staff to pose this question. ...Read more

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I have swelling of my ankles and have had this for at least 3 yrs. I have been put on medication, water pills to no avail. My dr says we my never know?

I have swelling of my ankles and have had this for at least 3 yrs. I have been put on medication, water pills to no avail. My dr says we my never know?

Questions: Does swelling go down after elevating or sleeping? If so you may benefit from elastic stockings. I assume your doctor has ruled out congestive heart failure. Have you had any circulatory testing to evaluate blood flow and veins? If not, this may be a reasonable step. ...Read more

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I am 70 years old and a diabetic and retaining water in my body and my feet are swelling. I am taking water pills but my feet are still swelling?

Diuretics and edema: You probably need to be on a stronger diuretic. If you are taking hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) it probably has no effect. Ask your doctor about using Lasix (l), if you are on l, have a neprholgoist (n) sned some blood to lab and check your 24 hour urine to see what your kidney function is and if you have proteinuria. A low serum Albumin makes you retain water. CHF can also cause edema. Get help from a n or cardio. ...Read more

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Bad leg swelling, both legs, I've tried water pills with no luck, I've tried Compression Stockings (30-40) with only a little luck.. Any other idea's?

Bad leg swelling, both legs, I've tried water pills with no luck, I've tried Compression Stockings (30-40) with only a little luck.. Any other idea's?

Nature of swelling: Does the swelling go down when you lay down? Agree you need a full work up, not only for clots, but also cardiac evaluation as well as evaluation for lymph edema which is another cause of leg swelling. Don't delay!, ...Read more

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Swelling in legs and ankles I have seen drs here and went to physical thereapy, had a lift put in my shoe, and wear the support socks and my legs from the knee down swell. They put me on water pills and that did no good. Now when i walk i feel pain from

Swelling in legs and ankles I have seen drs here and went to physical thereapy, had a lift put in my shoe, and wear the support socks  and my legs from the knee down swell. They put me on water pills and that did no good. Now when i walk i feel pain from

Venous ultrasound: Yes, there are many causes of leg swelling. A venous ultrasound of the legs done by a vein specialist can rule out vein disease and then you can move on. Heaviness, swelling, restless legs etc can result from venous reflux, backward flow of blood backwards down the legs with prolonged standing and sitting due to inherited valve disorder. Can be treated in office procedures. www.phlebology.org. ...Read more

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Whole body swelling especially hands,face,feet,during week 22 pregnancy,bp is 115/70,no proteins in urine,urine pH is 7,why swelling?any diuretic?

Whole body swelling especially hands,face,feet,during week 22 pregnancy,bp is 115/70,no proteins in urine,urine pH is 7,why swelling?any diuretic?

Edema in pregnancy: Following your last question, if your swelling is not acute in onset it may just be a normal process in pregnancy, there are a few things you can do to reduce it: avoid caffeine, limit salt intake, rest with your legs elevated, use support stockings, avoid being outdoors when it's hot, consume potassium containing foods like banana and orange. Good luck ...Read more

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I stopped taking amlodipine 10mg and a water pill because of dizziness and swelling, i now take atenolol and water pill. all ok, is this good?

I stopped taking amlodipine 10mg and a water pill because of dizziness and  swelling, i now take atenolol and water pill. all ok, is this good?

Yes but............: For hypertesion, their there are many stews! /amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that will cause fuild retentsion, but verapamil and diltiazem do not. If your BR is controlled, and your new regimen does not cause problems, then you are ok! ...Read more

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If i were to take water pills while doing dbol would it effect the overall outcome of my cycle?

If i were to take water pills while doing dbol would it effect the overall outcome of my cycle?

Avoid Dianabol: Dianabol (Metandienone) is an anabolic steroid, which you should not be taking because it can severely impact your endocrine system, suppressing your ovarian function which can lead to irregular bleeding from your uterus. Your ovaries make important hormones that would be impacted by your use of anabolic steroids at the same time. ...Read more

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Do water pills make your feet swell?

Do water pills make your feet swell?

No: "water" pills are diuretics, meaning they cause your kidneys to extract fluid from your system more than your body would if left alone. They often are used to decrease swelling in the feet/legs. ...Read more

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Best water pills to take for blood pressure?

Best water pills to take for blood pressure?

Individualized: "best" depends on your other medical issues (if any), other medications you are taking, your response to other blood pressure medicines that have been tried, your kidney function, and potentially a few other factors. It is likely that you will be started on an water pill (diuretic) that is preferred by your insurance plan, and will have follow up blood pressure and blood chemistry tests. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 3 water pills a day? Daily, for a long period of time?

Is it okay to take 3 water pills a day? Daily, for a long period of time?

Depends: Three diuretics daily, especially full dosage of prescription ones, is a potent dose and is usually reserved for patients with high grade fluid retention states seen in congestive heart failure or liver disease for example. Side effects must be watched for, but your prescribing physician who knows your condition best, is also best qualified to advise you about this matter. ...Read more

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Can you take water pills with gout medicine?

Can you take water pills with gout medicine?

Ask your physician: He should be able to advise you on what is best for your specific condition. ...Read more

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I weight 241 i want to lose weight is it aleuts if i take diet water pills and lipizene ?

I weight 241 i want to lose weight is it aleuts if i take diet water pills and lipizene ?

Water & diet pill: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting or a pill, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, & start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Water/diet pills are not the answer. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more