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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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What vitamin or vitamins help one urinate excess fluid, like Lasix (furosemide) would?

What vitamin or vitamins help one urinate excess fluid, like Lasix (furosemide) would?

Vit. B6 and Vit. C: Vitamin b6 has diuretic effects and rids your body of excess fluids, in the form of urination. Vitamin c is not stored in your body and can also have a diuretic effect. Be sure you check with your doctor. Avoid dehydration. ...Read more

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Is it good to have a drink which contains soy protein, hi-maize, vitamin (a c B6 b12), thiamin b1, niacin b3, folate, (folic acid) sodium, potassium in pregnancy ?

Is it good to have a drink which contains soy protein, hi-maize, vitamin (a c B6 b12), thiamin b1, niacin b3, folate, (folic acid) sodium, potassium in pregnancy ?

Which form: Which forms the vitamins are can matter. For example, B6 comes inactive and also active. The active form of B6 is pyridoxal-5-phosphate. Too much inactive B6 can actually block active B6 from the B6 receptor, creating symptoms of B6 deficiency. Folic acid is synthetic, and too much can be bad also. Methylfolate and folinic acid are what one should take during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which vitamin water contains the most potassium? Pain in legs requires potassium pills, but vitamin water helps condition.

Which vitamin water contains the most potassium? Pain in legs requires potassium pills, but vitamin water helps condition.

Read the label. : The answer to your question lies within the nutritional information label on the vitamin water package. Look at the different waters and compare them for yourself. ...Read more

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Recommended daily intake for: b-complex, vitamin b-12, vitamin a, vitamin k, vitamin e, magnesium and potassium?

Recommended daily intake for: b-complex, vitamin b-12, vitamin a, vitamin k, vitamin e, magnesium and potassium?

Depends: If you look at any multivitamin bottle, there will be a rda (recommended daily allowance) for the different components. There is very little evidence out there that surpassing rda will treat or prevent any disease. From my field (ophthalmology), people who have moderate to severe macular degeneration can benefit from higher levels of a, c, e, and zinc, but the benefit is relatively small. ...Read more

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Conflicting info on diuretics use in ckd4 with hyperkalemia issues (low aldosterone) with 2 g proteinuria. Will 20 mg lasix (furosemide) daily dose harm kidney?

Conflicting info on diuretics use in ckd4 with hyperkalemia issues (low aldosterone) with 2 g proteinuria. Will 20 mg lasix (furosemide)  daily dose harm kidney?

Follow MD advice : You already have kidney problems and should be monitored by a kidney specialist. Follow their advice closely rather then trying to treat yourself. What is appropriate for your problem is best determined by some who does this for a living then try to make sense of all the information that you get from your well meaning friends and the internet ...Read more

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Is Sulbutiamine water or fat soluble?

Is Sulbutiamine water or fat soluble?

Weight loss drug: I am not sure why you want to know this . This weight loss drug has been withdrawn from the market in the US and the EU since 2010 . It is Centrally acting - acts on the brain , so it is probably fat soluble . Google the drug and read about all the side effects on Wickipedia if you wish . ...Read more

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Does lactulose cause water retention?

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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Are vitamin B6 and B12 water soluble vitamins? Do their excess harm the body or is easily flushed out of urine and is safe?

Are vitamin B6 and B12 water soluble vitamins? Do their excess harm the body or is easily flushed out of urine and is safe?

Vitamin B: BBB6 deficiencies are more common than vitamin B12 deficiencies. Vegetarians and vegans may need to supplement their intake of these vitamins as many sources are found in animal products. Both water soluble and excesses eliminated. ...Read more

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Can taurine from vitamin water cause renal failure?

Can taurine from vitamin water cause renal failure?

Quite the Opposite: In 2009 there was a conference on taurine. I just read some of the proceedings of that conference along with an extensive review of the renal effects of taurine. Taurine protects the kidney from all kinds of potential insults such as glomerulonephritis, diabetes as well as acute and chronic renal failure. So, taurine has an overall beneficial role to play in the kidney. ...Read more

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Is 5,250 mg of potassium daily from dietary intake too much??

Is 5,250 mg of potassium daily from dietary intake too much??

How much K: A recommended daily K intake if otherwise healthy is 4,700 mg K. So this seems like too much. It will depend on your BMI as well. First you need to find out why you need this much. Either you are losing it in your sweat, stool, vomit or saliva or peeing out in urine. Ask your Dr to test the Na and K in your urine as a start. ...Read more

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Are electrolytes similar to salts and cause water retention?

Are electrolytes similar to salts and cause water retention?

Yes: Electrolytes are the collective name for sodium, potassium, chloride, etc. -- the chemicals that make up the liquid part of blood. Too much of one particular electrolyte -- sodium -- one component of nacl, or salt -- can cause swelling. Most energy drinks have "some" electrolytes in them, and drinking too much of them can contribute to swelling. ...Read more

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Does an over active bladder cause depletion of water soluble vitamins?

Does an over active bladder cause depletion of water soluble vitamins?

No: The bladder is a muscular bag. "Over Active Bladder" simply means that the bladder muscle is contracting at times when it shouldn't. It doesn't effect the kidneys which is where water soluble vitamins are taken from the blood. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are vitamin B6 and B12 water soluble vitamins? Do their excess harm the body or is easily flushed out of urine and is safe?

Vitamin B: BBB6 deficiencies are more common than vitamin B12 deficiencies. Vegetarians and vegans may need to supplement their intake of these vitamins as many sources are found in animal products. Both water soluble and excesses eliminated. ...Read more

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Water (Definition)

Is a chemical compound with the formula h2o, containing 1 oxygen & 2 hydrogen atoms. It is a liquid at temperatures above 0'c at sea level. It covers 71% of the earth's surface & is vital for all life forms. Drinking water is essential, even though it contains no calories & no organic nutrients. It is a universal solvent with many uses, such as drinking, agriculture, ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Water Retention (Definition)

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