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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Diuretics For Water Retention

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I'm perimenopausal, I take an OTC diuretic daily, is this safe? I suffer from bloat and water retention all the time.

I'm perimenopausal, I take an OTC diuretic daily, is this safe? I suffer from bloat and water retention all the time.

See your PCP: You need to be followed by your PCP to make sure you are not getting an imbalance in your serum chemistries or electrolytes. ...Read more

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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Powdery pee as well as weak flow. Might be kidney problem. For 5 mnths I had water retention in lips. Any tips or ovr counter drugs to stop swell look?

Powdery pee as well as weak flow. Might be kidney problem. For 5 mnths I had water retention in lips. Any tips or ovr counter drugs to stop swell look?

Here are some. ..: For durable benefit, it's most advisable to seek a professional evaluation so to know what is going on in you and counsel for how to handle similar events in the future. One thing for sure is it's not that difficult to figure out what it is. So, bring the detailed info of symptoms stressing their quality, quantity, and sequence of events over time to Doc for analysis, physical exams, & tests. .. ...Read more

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I have a swollen abdomen due to water retention for years and take a water pill daily, but they do not seem to work that well of late. What to do next?

I have a swollen abdomen due to water retention for years and take a water pill daily, but they do not seem to work that well of late. What to do next?

Need to find reason: Fluid in the abdominal cavity is called ascites. There are many reasons for ascites, some related to malignant reasons, most to benign but serious causes, such as heart, liver and kidney failure. While diuretics (water pills) can improve the amount of ascites, it is critical to find out the underlying reason and address that. See your physician for further testing. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter water pill?

No: And for good reasons. Unsupervised use is dangerous. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter water pill that I buy before I state my weight loss program? I really need to do that or master cleanse.

Is there any over-the-counter water pill that I buy before I state my weight loss program? I really need to do that or master cleanse.

Oh my, diuretics are: Not the right way to start a weight loss program. Often, this can lead to laxatives, then inducing emesis, starvation or over- exercising. I would encourage you to drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day (not diuresing off your fluids). ...Read more

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Why does the over the counter water pill with aleve (naproxen) make me gain water weight instead of losing it? I stopped taking it and now im in the bathrm a lot

Why does the over the counter water pill with aleve (naproxen) make me gain water weight instead of losing it? I stopped taking it and now im in the bathrm a lot

●Kidney damage – Using NSAIDs, even for a short time, can harm the kidneys. They are especially risky in people who already have kidney disease.: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs inhibit renal prostaglandin synthesis and can exacerbate edema in patients with underlying heart failure or cirrhosis SEE: 62.Clive DM, Stoff JS. Renal syndromes associated with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. N Engl J Med 1984; 310:563.
I am unaware of an OTC diuretic on the market-please enlighten. ...Read more

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How can I manage water retention?

How can I manage water retention?

Improving muscle ton: Most women who are pregnant develop some water retention. This is due to the hormone Progesterone as well as changes in the circulatory system that occur with pregnancy. Elevating your feet, warm baths, swimming, support stockings, leg exercises will all help temporarily relieve the symptoms of water retention. ...Read more

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How can I relieve water retention?

Relief of edema: To best way to relieve your retention of water is for you to find out its cause. It could be due to several factors, heart failure, chronic kidney disease and varicose veins, among others. The best thing to do is to see a physician who can examine you and lead you on the road to a diagnosis which will give you a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Will water reduce water retention?

Water retention: If you are retaining water, water ingestion will not help to reduce it. Go to physician and find out whether or not you are retaining water and, more important, the cause of your water retention and how to treat it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to reduce water retention fast?

Depends: Depending on the cause of fluid retention, low-salt diet, fluid restriction, diuretics may help. ...Read more

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How can you reduce water retention?

How can you reduce water retention?

Diuretic: Watch you salt/sodium intake. If your swelling is severe you may uber other problems like kidney issues. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What amount weight is water retention?

What amount weight is water retention?

Water weight?: A rapid increase in weight is due to water accumulation. You cannot gain a lb. Of fat in 24 hours, but you can gain a lb. Of water in that time period. If you have no edema and weigh yourself in the morning and find your weight to be increasing, that is the weight of water you are gaining. Likewise, if you lose a lb. Of weight in 24 hours, you are losing water, not fat, weight. I trust this helps. ...Read more

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Is premenstrual water retention normal?

Is premenstrual water retention normal?

Yes: Many women experience water weight gain around the time of their menstruation - this is a normal response to the change in their circulating hormones. It may be somewhat uncomfortable but rarely requires special treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to take for water retention?

What's the best thing to take for water retention?

Treat the cause: Water retention is a symptom of some underlying problem. The trick is to figure out what that is and treat it. The answer is often diuretics ("water pills") but the cause will determine what kinds of diuretics or even a different treatment entirely. Definitely need to see your doc for this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Water retention?

Water retention =: fluid retention = edema. Occurs when excess fluid collects in tissues, body cavities or the circulatory system. ...Read more

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Is water retention related to loperamide?

Nope: Loperamide doesn't cause generalized fluid retention. In men, it can cause urinary retention (due to enlarged prostate). ...Read more

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Are water retention and menopause related?

Are water retention and menopause related?

Can be: Many women complain of water retention, bloating with menopause. This can occur due to the hormonal imbalance especially low Progesterone levels as well as the increase in weight that is seen with menopause. Treating the women with hormone replacement if she is candidate, improving diet, exercise can help these symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the natural cures for water retention?

What are the natural cures for water retention?

No: No. Water retention usually occurs either due to problem with heart, , kidney or liver function. Some medications can cause water retention. If you have water retention, you must see the doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Possible to have water retention in lips?

Possible to have water retention in lips?

Lips: Water retention limited to lips is possible but not probable. If lips are swollen there's likely a localized cause. ...Read more

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What causes water retention and skin sensitivity?

What causes water retention and skin sensitivity?

Poor metabolism: Metabolism is the word used for cellular energy production from food. Lousy diet, lousy metabolism. Check out your diet. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of water retention?

Water retention: The quickest way to get rid of water retention problem is to find out what is causing it. You may need to see a cardiologist (c) or a nephrologist (n) to rule out a cardiac or a renal problem. You also may need to be on a low sodium diet and may also need diuretics. See one of those doctors to see if they can help you with your problem. ...Read more

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Does lactulose cause water retention?

No: It can cause abdominal distension (because it draws fluid into the intestines) and diarrhea but not fluid retention in your lungs or legs. ...Read more

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Could a small binge cause water retention?

Binge?: Depends what you are binging on. I assume you mean alcohol. This shouldn't cause water retention, for alcohol is a natural diuretic ie it makes you urinate. Longterm heavy alcohol consumption can lead to fluid retention due to liver and even heart malfunction. ...Read more

Dr. Aiman Shammas
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Fluid Retention (Definition)

It denotes the presence of excessive water in intravascular space - vessels & interstitial space - among cells, due to poor automatic water movement and distribution by poor perfusion by low BP from hydration or/+ weak heart, poor osmotic pressure from malnutrition, poor water excretion from kidneys, & poor lymphatic drainage. More? Ask your doctor or contact me; I ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Water Retention (Definition)

Fluid retention = edema. Occurs when excess fluid collects in tissues, body cavities ...Read more