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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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Could my water retention for last two years be due to an undetected small cell lung cancer. Sodium has also been low over this time but pet/ct clear.

Could my water retention for last two years be due to an undetected small cell lung cancer. Sodium has also been low over this time but pet/ct clear.

It is extremely: Unlikely that you would survive for two years with undetected and untreated SCLC. Therefore it is unlikely that water retention would be caused by undetected SCLC. Low sodium and "water retention" suggests to me that you are over hydrated. Restrict your total fluid intake to <1.2 Liter/24 hours for three weeks and see if your retention resolves and your sodium improves. ...Read more

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My dad has severe water retention with swollen ankles and legs. He was just diagnosed with lung cancer. How can he be helped with the endema?

My dad has severe water retention with swollen ankles and legs. He was just diagnosed with lung cancer. How can he be helped with the endema?

Edema: Severe edema is caused by either liver, cardiac, kidney failure or very low albumin, or lymphatic blockage from tumor or DVT so diagnosing underlying cause and treating that is imp. Diuretics like lasix, (furosemide) leg elevation and ted stockings should help. ...Read more

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What can cause water retention in the lungs? Accompanied by fever. Is a 68 year male diabetic patient. Pain around the ribs and chest

What can cause water retention in the lungs? Accompanied by fever. Is a 68 year male diabetic patient. Pain around the ribs and chest

Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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Proximal muscle loss, fatigue some water retention for two years. Negative ct chest/ab/pel, neg colonoscopy. Cancer?

Proximal muscle loss, fatigue some water retention for two years. Negative ct chest/ab/pel, neg colonoscopy. Cancer?

Just a thought: But sounds like an ENDOCRINE (Glandular. Eg THYROID) evaluation is indicated!

Just a thought
Hope it is helpful!

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What is good for water retention?

What is good for water retention?

Salt restriction: Salt and fluid restriction. Use diuretics if some other abnormality. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have water retention?

Pitting edema: When you press your ankles they are marks -deeping of the skin. ...Read more

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Possible to have water retention in lips?

Possible to have water retention in lips?

Lips: Water retention limited to lips is possible but not probable. If lips are swollen there's likely a localized cause. ...Read more

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How to get rid of water retention on pill?

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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Can water retention cause swelling in face?

Yes: Fluid retention can cause swelling in any part of the body. Typically however swelling follows gravity with more swelling seen in the lower extremities. ...Read more

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Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause water retention?

Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause water retention?

Yes it can: In the clinical studies it apparently was among the reactions that was more common. See the website below that was assembled by a pharmacologist from the original studies.
Drug-side-effects-and-clinical-trials. Com/luvox_side...
Wondering about Luvox (fluvoxamine) side effects. If you're taking this particular ssri then you'll want to know what side effects to expect from it. Find out here. ...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 nolvadex (tamoxifen) reduce water retention?

Nolvadex (tamoxifen): Nolvadex (tamoxifen) has very complicated effects. It does not reduce water retention among those effects. ...Read more

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What causes water retention and skin sensitivity?

Poor metabolism: Metabolism is the word used for cellular energy production from food. Lousy diet, lousy metabolism. Check out your diet. ...Read more

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Can celery or basil help with water retention.?

Can celery or basil help with water retention.?

Perhaps: Both celery and basil are diuretic foods and will tend to help mobilize fluid through the kidneys. ...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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Why is my water retention worse after drinking water?

Why is my water retention worse after drinking water?

Naturally: Because there is more water available to be retained.
Also remember that salt intake causes fluid retention.
In a normal, healthy person 1 to 2 quarts of fluid a day is enough. Sometimes having too much water can also cause water intoxication. Be careful. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of water retention?

What is the quickest way to get rid of water retention?

Water retention: The quickest way to get rid of water retention problem is to find out what is causing it. You may need to see a cardiologist (c) or a nephrologist (n) to rule out a cardiac or a renal problem. You also may need to be on a low sodium diet and may also need diuretics. See one of those doctors to see if they can help you with your problem. ...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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How do I find out the cause of my facial swelling/water retention?

How do I find out the cause of my facial swelling/water retention?

Question: To find out the cause of your symptoms you have to go see and Dr. And be evaluated. ...Read more

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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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What liquids can I drink besides water that will not cause water retention?

Water retention: Water retention means the body through the kidney and sometimes the intestine is reabsorbing water perhaps to excess. It will reabsorb water from whatever the water containing liquid is......If you drink beer its the water part that is reabsorbed for instance. If you were to drink the drug Furosemide in its solution form, the drug part would override the water and you'd lose water due to drug. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Water Retention (Definition)

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


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