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Is there a link between constipation and water retention?

Is there a link between constipation and water retention?

Yes, but: Constipation is by definition decreased stool output. The delay of stool passage to the outside allows the colon to reabsorb water that was destined to be excreted out of the body. However, constipation by itself should not be the cause for increased fluid retention of the body as long as the kidneys are normal and able to excrete water as needed. Pay good attention to your salt and fluid intake. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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When eating gluten products i develop bloating, constipation, and water retention. Could I have gluten sensitivity, or celiac's disease?

When eating gluten products i develop bloating, constipation, and water retention. Could I have gluten sensitivity, or celiac's disease?

Gluten sensitivities: Wheat or gluten sensitivities include a wide spectrum of presentations from well-defined celiac disease to other vaguely defined conditions like ibs-like symptoms, and problems outside of the gut like gluten ataxia or peripheral neuropathy. Since it is complicated, a good history taken by your physician with supporting tests might me helpful to tell if you have sensitivities or allergy to wheat. ...Read more

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Side effect of water retention tablets as I m on that tablet for 2 years now.Many times my heamoglobin goes up n down is it cause of this tablet.?

Side effect of water retention tablets as I m on that tablet for 2 years now.Many times my heamoglobin goes up n down is it cause of this tablet.?

Possibly...: Water retention tablets (or diuretics) that you got from the doctor or in supplement form shouldn't cause big fluctuations in your hemoglobin. In mod to severe dehydration and rehydration the hemoglobin will change... But if you're noticing it, i would look for other causes of the anemia first. ...Read more

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Im on hydrochlorathiazide for water retention.Dr. Put me on this two yrs.Ago.Have new dr.Now n was wondering why im just left on this med.N dr.Doesnt evaluate?What do I say to him about why im just left on this med?

Im on hydrochlorathiazide for water retention.Dr. Put me on this two yrs.Ago.Have new dr.Now n was wondering why im just left on this med.N dr.Doesnt evaluate?What do I say to him about why im just left on this med?

Ask: Ask your new doctor if you still need to be on it. If it is really just for water retention and not for high blood pressure, then you could most likely be weaned off it without any problem. When people are treated with diuretics for swelling, it can be difficult to get off your medication without the swelling coming back. You might want to see an herbalist. Exercise can be very helpful too. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more