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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


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My mom is a patient of water retention. So how to reduce leg swelling or water retention? Is there any kind of surgery for that

My mom is a patient of water retention. So how to reduce leg swelling or water retention? Is there any kind of surgery for that

Have her talk to: Her physician to make sure diuretics aren't required otherwise compression stockings may be beneficial. ...Read more

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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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How can I relieve water retention?

Relief of edema: To best way to relieve your retention of water is for you to find out its cause. It could be due to several factors, heart failure, chronic kidney disease and varicose veins, among others. The best thing to do is to see a physician who can examine you and lead you on the road to a diagnosis which will give you a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Will water reduce water retention?

Water retention: If you are retaining water, water ingestion will not help to reduce it. Go to physician and find out whether or not you are retaining water and, more important, the cause of your water retention and how to treat it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you reduce water retention?

How can you reduce water retention?

Diuretic: Watch you salt/sodium intake. If your swelling is severe you may uber other problems like kidney issues. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What amount weight is water retention?

What amount weight is water retention?

Water weight?: A rapid increase in weight is due to water accumulation. You cannot gain a lb. of fat in 24 hours, but you can gain a lb. of water in that time period. If you have no edema and weigh yourself in the morning and find your weight to be increasing, that is the weight of water you are gaining. Likewise, if you lose a lb. of weight in 24 hours, you are losing water, not fat, weight. I trust this helps. ...Read more

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Is premenstrual water retention normal?

Is premenstrual water retention normal?

Yes: Many women experience water weight gain around the time of their menstruation - this is a normal response to the change in their circulating hormones. It may be somewhat uncomfortable but rarely requires special treatment. ...Read more