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Thyroid Medication Water Retention Hyperthyroid
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?
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
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
Thyrotropin level 2.2 foe 65 yo female with CHF and water retention problem. Acth is less than 0.1 and cortisol is normal-8. Can fluid retention be caused by the thyroid functions? Thanks
Hi, is there anything that can really help water retention even though im hypo thyroid? . I'm full of fluid. Thankyou
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
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
Good morning. I have been using Amaloretic for over 4 years due to water retention. I am retaining water with the medication. What should I do?
It is important to: Recognize that the fluid balance in your body is an equilibrium. If there is excess fluid in your body you are either taking in too much or excreting too little. The medicine will help with excretion but intake remains an issue. In addition if you have excessive sodium ingestion this will also cause you to retain. Reduce your fluid intake and sodium intake and retention should resolve. ...Read more
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
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
Does anyone know how to help me. PMS in postmenapause an drugs intensify this. Water retention, dizziness, headache, balance trouble. Been 14 yrs.?
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
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
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
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
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
Olmesartan and edema: Olmesartan (O) is not associated with fluid accumulation, or edema (E). You are also taking amlodipine, which can also cause E. If you are not yet on 40 mg of O daily, ask your doctor to put you on that dose. Ask if you can stop alodipine and start a diuretic, if you still have E. As the E disappears, your BP may improve. Good luck. ...Read more
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
2 different question:
Reducing fat and water retention are 2 separate issues. To lower fat: low calorie diet with lots of fruit/vegetable/fiber, exercise, and water intake.
To lower fluid retention: salt restriction, exercise, compression stockings, maybe medications.
Disorders such as hypothyroidism, diabetes or sleep apnea may contribute to both problems. They should be treated as appropriate. ...Read more