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Dr. Lydia Collins
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Water Retention (Overview)

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 swelling of all tissues.


Dr. Kenneth Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Why does any medication that causes water retention, make me ill. Its in most drugs. . ?

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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Water Retention (Overview)

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 swelling of all tissues.


Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
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What does it mean if water retention is worse after drinking water?

What does it mean if water retention is worse after drinking water?

Water retension: When you drinking water, excess water with body wastes should go out in the form of urine andc sweat. If it is not happening then we will call it as water is retaining. Usually it happend in people who have either heart failuire or kidney failure or liver failure or combination of any of the above diseases. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Hello. I'm now taking Norvasc 10mg. How do I treat water retention and swelling of ankles and feet? Thankyou.

Hello. I'm now taking Norvasc 10mg. How do I treat water retention and swelling of ankles and feet? Thankyou.

Discuss with your MD: Sometimes MD will have you on a diuretic. Or might switch you off the Norvasc if the Norvasc is causing the ankle swelling which is one of its side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Rubin, M.d.
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Salt causes water retention, why is syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone treated with salt tablets?

Salt causes water retention, why is syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone treated with salt tablets?

SIADH and salt?: The syndrome of inappropriate antiduretic hormone (SIADH) is not treated with salt tablets. The choice of therapy is dependent on the severity of the symptoms. Agents used to treat SIADH are either 3% or .9% saline infusions, fluid restriction, loop diuretics, vaptan and demeclocycline. The basic problem of SIADH is fluid accumulation in the body causing a low sodium. Salt tablets don't work. ...Read more

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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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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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I have water retention, take hydrochlorothiazide 25mg have low blood pressure with symptoms, its a vicious cycle, what is my best option of treatment?

I have water retention, take hydrochlorothiazide 25mg have low blood pressure with symptoms, its a vicious cycle, what is my best option of treatment?

Dose adjustment: Fine tune dose adjustment (your dr will do it) or a switch to different preparation/brand/ drug/combination will probably help. Tell your dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
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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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Dr. Reginald Gohh
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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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Dr. Howard Pecker
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Will drinking plenty water reduce water retention and help show abs? Do anti-diarrhea drugs cause water retention? I not sick, just want a better bod

Will drinking plenty water reduce water retention and help show abs? Do anti-diarrhea drugs cause water retention?  I not sick, just want a better bod

No shortcuts to abs.: The above answer is an excellent simplification of a complex topic: fluid and electrolyte balance. No one food or supplement will enhance your ab's. Exercise your core and maintain a normal body habitus. Check your BMI as a guide. It's boring advice, but healthier. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Side effect of water retention tablets as I m on that tablet for 2 years now.Many times my heamoglobin goes up n down is it cause of this tablet.?

Side effect of water retention tablets as I m on that tablet for 2 years now.Many times my heamoglobin goes up n down is it cause of this tablet.?

Possibly...: Water retention tablets (or diuretics) that you got from the doctor or in supplement form shouldn't cause big fluctuations in your hemoglobin. In mod to severe dehydration and rehydration the hemoglobin will change... But if you're noticing it, i would look for other causes of the anemia first. ...Read more

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