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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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Overnight lip swelling! ideas of cause? Possibly due to improper kidney function in that they retain too much water?

Overnight lip swelling! ideas of cause? Possibly due to improper kidney function in that they retain too much water?

Need more history: Many things can cause lip swelling. First thing i would think of is an allergic reaction. It may be some lip balm or anything else you put on your lips or anything you eat that can cause an allergic reaction. Some medications can cause this problem as well, such as ace-inhibitors. Some autoimmune diseases can cause lip swelling. Kidney problems will likely cause swelling in more places. ...Read more

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What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

Cushings Disease: There are many conditions that can be related to the question you are asking. It is best to see your internist for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. For more information regarding cushings syndrome you might check - neurosurgery.Stanford.Edu/pituitary/cushings_syndrome.Html and for salivary cortisol see: macses.Ucsf.Edu/research/allostatic/pdf/faqs-salivcort.Pdf. ...Read more

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Could TMJ joint pinch the nerves & blood vessels, preventing sweat glands on chin from secreting sweat and prevent nutrients to chin?

Could TMJ joint pinch the nerves & blood vessels, preventing sweat glands on chin from secreting sweat and prevent nutrients to chin?

Probably not: It is possible to impede nerves and blood flow, but what you are expressing sounds more like a neurologic problem than a TMJ problem. I would recommend you check with your dentist or ENT to have them do a work up and find why you are having the problems you express. It could even be trigeminal neuralgia, but seek competent help to find your answers. ...Read more

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Can water retention cause swelling in face?

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 slk cause my upper eyelid to chronically swell from water, heat or other irritating factors?

Can slk cause my upper eyelid to chronically swell from water, heat or other irritating factors?

SLK problem: Chronically irritating eye condition +/- reddness. Changes in ambiant humidity may exacerbate symptoms. Dee your eye doc, may need steriod drops. ...Read more

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Can a retention cyst in the sphenoid and maxillary sinus cavities be responsible for excess & thickening mucus resulting in the sensation that you constantly have to clear your throat?

Can a retention cyst in the sphenoid and maxillary sinus cavities be responsible for excess & thickening mucus resulting in the sensation that you constantly have to clear your throat?

Yes: Excess mucous and/or more viscous mucous and/or a post nasal drip can make you feel as if there is something stuck in your throat causing you to have the need to cough and clear your throat. ...Read more

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How to treat fluid retention in face and hands caused by laxative abuse ?

How to treat fluid retention in face and hands caused by laxative abuse ?

Stop laxative: would not recommend another med to treat over use of a med. Best is to stop the laxatives and let your body heal. See your doctor for help with this. Can be very difficult to stop using them. Can also be very dangerous to keep using them. Please get help from your doctor. Best of luck with this difficult situation. ...Read more

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I retain fluid in my face and legs. I don, 't usually add extra salt to my diet.What could be contributing to the water retention?

I retain fluid in my face and legs. I don, 't usually add extra salt to my diet.What could be contributing to the water retention?

Multiple reasons: The list of probable causes is long, from heart failure to liver or kidney disease, cushing's disease to hypothyroidism etc. Please discuss with your doctor who can help you to identify the problem and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Does an Inadequate lymphatic system cause localized swelling in a leg w/ hair loss?

Does an Inadequate lymphatic system cause localized swelling in a leg w/ hair loss?

Well.....yes.......: but you'd want to have other evaluations for the more commonly mentioned other circulatory conditions (venous return malfunction... varicose veins... which overwhelm the pool lil lymphatics) (arterial insufficiency which is quite dangerous and typically is associated with hair loss in leg/feet/toes). ...Read more

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What would cause persistent soft tissue swelling in the mandible after tooth infection and abscess have cleared up? Also paresthesia in chin.

What would cause persistent soft tissue swelling in the mandible after tooth infection and abscess have cleared up? Also paresthesia in chin.

Infection: The most likely culprit is a residual locus of infection that requires additional rx. Could also be an adjacent tooth that needs rx, a gum disease problem, nerve damage, etc. You have to be seen, examined, to be diagnosed and treated. Please call your dentist...Endodontist, periodontist, or oral surgeon may need to be consulted. ...Read more

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My salivatory gland or lymph node in that area right under/on chin bone swollen the size of a canadian loonie and hurts followed by cough and tirednes?

My salivatory gland or lymph node in that area right under/on chin bone swollen the size of a canadian loonie and hurts followed by cough and tirednes?

See a doctor: what you are feeling could be enlarged salivary gland, or it could be an enlarged lymph nodes reacting to a viral,or bacterial event. first chew a gum or a hard candy that will stimulate the salivary gland. you need to see a doctor in case you need antibiotic fir the enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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My son has what seems to be enlarged parotid salivary duct in mouth. The parotid gland itself is not swollen at all. Can rubbing on teeth cause this?

My son has what seems to be enlarged parotid salivary duct in mouth. The parotid gland itself is not swollen at all. Can rubbing on teeth cause this?

Unlikely...: The literature does not describe any association with parotid or salivary duct issues with bruxism(rubbing of teeth). People with this type of problem may experience jaw pain, temporomandibular joint pain, slight enlargement of facial muscle(masseter), erosion of teeth, among others. If you feel he has some salivary gland issues make sure he sees an ENT specialist for exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can frequent blood draws and/or IV's cause enlarged glands in the armpit?

Can frequent blood draws and/or IV's cause enlarged glands in the armpit?

No: enlarged glands in armpit is not from blood draws. Likely due to some type of infection. See a physician. Good health. ...Read more

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Will continuous exposure to cold weather to the head region cause pituitary gland malfunction after some years?

Will continuous exposure to cold weather to the head region cause pituitary gland malfunction after some years?

Doubt it: Hi. No, continuous exposure to cold has never been reported to damage the pituitary. Unlike the body surface, the pituitary is at core body temperature, so even in chilly Canada, your pituiarty's staying nice and cozy at core body temperature. ...Read more

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Abnormal fluid retention and swelling in the legs with minimal response to diuretics, retention onset was rapid , could be because methadone maintenanc?

Abnormal fluid retention and swelling in the legs with minimal response to diuretics, retention onset was rapid , could be because methadone maintenanc?

Not likely: You should seek a full evaluation from your physician -- such swelling can be the result of cardiac, renal (kidney), liver, and/or vascular (blood vessel) problems, amongst other things. ...Read more

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The inner stye/ chalazions cause permanent damage to the meibomian glands? do the inflammed gland regain their function after healing?or atrophy?

The inner stye/ chalazions cause permanent damage to the meibomian glands? do the inflammed gland regain their function after healing?or atrophy?

Probably permanent: There is tremendous redundancy in these glands so that loss of a few makes no difference. The body's response to an inflamed gland is to attack the inflammation which almost certainly destroys that particular gland. Mild inflammation without a pus filled pocket probably allows recovery. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Water Retention (Definition)

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