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Hi doc.My mother has water retention problem due to wrong medicine side effect of thyroid causing serious swelling.So far none medication worked.Pleas?

Hi doc.My mother has water retention problem due to wrong medicine side effect of thyroid causing serious swelling.So far none medication worked.Pleas?

Immediate medical: Immediate medical consult please. Your primary care physician will evaluate to figure out what medication caused fluid retention. And the following steps will be either lower the dose or discontinue the med for a period of time, or switch to other medication. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Plse teach me how to reduce my water retention. I'm healthy except for thyroids?

Plse teach me how to reduce my water retention. I'm healthy except for thyroids?

Salt restriction: Water retention is actually usually caused by sodium retention. That easiest way to reduce water retention is to reduce the amount of sodium intake. The recommended amount of sodium on a low sodium diet is 2000 mg per day. Most food items will have the sodium in milligrams label on them. ...Read more

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Hi, is there anything that can really help water retention even though im hypo thyroid?..Im full of fluid ..Thankyou

Hi, is there anything that can really help water retention even though im hypo thyroid?..Im full of fluid ..Thankyou

Depends: In general, fluid retention maybe helped by restricting salt and fluid intake. Diuretics might be helpful as well. This all however depends on the underlying cause of retention. See your doctor for further evaluation and to discuss options. ...Read more

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Why do medications cause water retention an this is causing trouble with my balance an making me anxious depressed .i already feel bloated without?

Why do medications cause water retention an this is causing trouble with my balance an making me  anxious depressed .i already feel bloated without?

Collateral damage: Most actions have unintended (sometimes unknown) effects. Drugs are a prime example - side effects. If you can solve your heartburn in another way, that would be good. Talk to the provider for alternatives. A juice 4oz glass of 1/2 tap water 1/2 organic cider vinegar w/ a pinch of baking soda at time of reflux symptoms works like magic. It has no side effects on balance, mood or bloat. See comment ...Read more

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Why does any medication that causes water retention, make me ill. Its in most drugs. . ?

Uncertain: There are clearly groups of medications such as otc arthritis medications that can predispose to water retention. But by no means does all medications alter fluid balance within human body. Excluding entirely medications that induce diuresis (urination). ...Read more

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I have water retention, i used medication for 3 days as advised by doctor, my SG in urine is 1.000, stopped having salt n fluids but m not losin weigh?

I have water retention, i used medication for 3 days as advised by doctor, my SG in urine is 1.000, stopped having salt n fluids
but m not losin weigh?

Here are some...: Low Sp Gr of urine is naturally expected at taking water pill. However, it is important to know why you have taken diuretics, for weight loss or leg edema with or without congestive hear failure. Looking into these issues so to deduce indication for its use. More? Seek evaluation and counseling. ...Read more

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I've been taking generic Lasix for several months and it isn't doing the trick. Is there an alternative medication? I've been battling water retention in my feet, ankles, and legs for quite a few years. My family doctor put me on Lasix several months ago,

I've been taking generic Lasix for several months and it isn't doing the trick. Is there an alternative medication? I've been battling water retention in my feet, ankles, and legs for quite a few years. My family doctor put me on Lasix several months ago,

There : There are certainly other drugs that work like Lasix (furosemide) and that are much stronger/potent. You should talk to your doctor about alternatives, but of course, you must keep in mind your overall health condition and what you can or can't handle for example due to heart failure, kidney failure, or liver failure..... In any event, you should record and limit your fluid intake daily based on your doctor's assessment. And finally, don't forget to elevate your legs as much as possible and wear the support stockings. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to help me. PMS in postmenapause an drugs intensify this . water retention , dizziness, headache, balance trouble. been 14 yrs. ?

Does anyone know how to help me. PMS in postmenapause an drugs intensify this  . water retention , dizziness, headache, balance trouble. been 14 yrs. ?

PMS: Water retention common with PMS but headache and balancing issues are not a part and parcel of PMS symptomatology. Get your cervical spine checked. Also it could coming from ear problems. See your MD for further guidance. ...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

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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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