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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. 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


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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? . I'm full of fluid. Thankyou

Hi, is there anything that can really help water retention even though im hypo thyroid? . I'm 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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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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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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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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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?

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

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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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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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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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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

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What do you suggest if my water retention isn't going!! help!!?

What do you suggest if my water retention isn't going!! help!!?

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

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Does watermelon cause water retention?

Does watermelon cause water retention?

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

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Can dehydration cause water retention?

Can dehydration cause water retention?

Generally not: If by dehydration you mean volume depletion then water retention would occur only if you had a very severe dehydration that caused severe muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis) or kidney failure. ...Read more

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Are there any liquids that do not cause water retention?

Liquids not cause: Liquids do not cause retention of fluid. Kidney failure, salt intake, heart function, protein levels in blood, liver function, lymphatic circulation all affect fluid retention. The fluid intake is essential, it's elimination that may be problem. ...Read more

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How to get rid of water retention on pill?

Diuretic drugs: Many different medications can promote increased urine output and thereby get rid of extra water that is retained as 'edema" or fluid in the tissues. Most common medications include thiazide or "loop diuretic" agents. ...Read more

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Is Olmesartan associated with water retention?

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

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Does drinking too much water cause water retention?

Yes: But most likely will give you water intoxication if the amount of water ingested is out of proportion of body's needs. Can be dangerous if taken to extremes.
Ingesting too much sodium will lead to water retention. ...Read more

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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

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I have a problum of water retention so how can I reduce my fat?

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

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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

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What would cause water retention in just one foot?

Edema: Drainage problems due to either venous or lymphatic disease would cause swelling on one side. Infection or inflammation can also do it. ...Read more

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What's the relationship between uveitis and water retention?

What's the relationship between uveitis and water retention?

Uveitis: Some people who get uveitis get it because of an autoimmune condition. Occasionally, this can affect your kidneys. I recommend immediate evaluation which may include blood work or urinalysis. ...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. Ira Friedlander
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more