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Water Retention In Legs And Ankles
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
Edema: Swelling to the feet and ankles is common as we get older. It can be a vascular insufficiency, kidney or blood pressure issue. If you have been given a diuretic by your doctor - take it on schedule! You can try to wear support hose and elevate your fee when out of bed. If this does not relieve your issue see your doctor. Do not ignore this. ...Read more
I've been taking generic Lasix for several months and it isn't doing the trick. Is there an alternative medication? I've been battling water retention in my feet, ankles, and legs for quite a few years. My family doctor put me on Lasix several months ago,
There : There are certainly other drugs that work like Lasix (furosemide) and that are much stronger/potent. You should talk to your doctor about alternatives, but of course, you must keep in mind your overall health condition and what you can or can't handle for example due to heart failure, kidney failure, or liver failure..... In any event, you should record and limit your fluid intake daily based on your doctor's assessment. And finally, don't forget to elevate your legs as much as possible and wear the support stockings. ...Read more
My partner foot is red & swollen with purple patches, yes he had water retention about 2 yrs.No its not going up the leg like cellulitis. Any idea?
Clotting?: It sounds as if your partner needs appropriate compression garments to reduce edema and swelling but this is best for venous stasis and not necessarily for arterial insufficency. I would be concerned about varicose veins as well as a potential blood clot(s). A peripheral pulse exam and possible ultrasound imaging may be necessary to evaluate possible etiologies. ...Read more
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 sister suffered water retention.worsen while sitting and standing for a long time.pain calf and ankle.what shoud i do?
Diuretics: Treatment with diuretics is a good way to treat her condition, whoever she must go to see a Doctor for evaluation . ...Read more
Lasix (furosemide): Lasix (furosemide) is effective for fluid retention in ankle and foot but it is important to know why there is fluid retention in ankle and foot to know the appropriate treatment. For many people support hose is appropriate and other interventions for other people. For some Lasix (furosemide) is appropriate. ...Read more
If I have high slighty high uric acid and water retention and ankle pain could I have kidney disease? The ankle pain started first a few months ago.
Could be gout: There could be many different things contributing here. One possibility is the problems are not related... The both water retention and ankle pain could be from being overweight if that is a concern. Another possibility is that you can have gout , which is when elevated uric acid deposits crystals in joints which cause pain. You should review these findings with the doctor that ordered the lab. ...Read more
I have joint pain recently, foot, left knee, right hip, which is particularly painful and some water retention. Blood tests show high uric acid (8.4)?
? Gout : www.painspot.com will lead you through a series of questions based on where you feel your pain, and then provide a list of possible causes and information about them. You can print that out and take it to your health provider, or a rheumatologist (arthritis specialist). The main thing is not to miss gout as is is treatable and preventable. ...Read more
I have a problem with diabetic water retention in legs causing blisters. I take 160 mg lassic's per day, and 20 meq potassium. What do I have to do?
Edema: You seem to have some real problems with either your cardiac or kidney function. See a cardiologist and get an echocardiogram to see if you have a low ejection fraction and evidence of renal disease. You may also need to have your leg veins visualized by a venous doppler study to see if you have varicose veins causing your edema. Another cause of edema is too much water and/ sodium intake. ...Read more
Trick questions?: We have 2 lungs, one on the right and one on the left. Unless you are referring to the 3 lobes of the lung on the right. (fluid retention) pleural effusion or pulmonary edema is not an expected effect of januvia (sitagliptin). Lung cancer is claimed, but doubtful from januvia (sitagliptin). Pancreatic-pulmonary fistula can do this & januvia (sitagliptin) has been suspected. Common things are common, don't blame januvia (sitagliptin) yet & keep looking. ...Read more
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'm on seasonique since I have endo. Been on it for years and my legs are so swollen from water retention. Would it be ok to routinely takewater pill?
I .M a diabetic and also suffering a weak heart. I water retention on my legs. What should I do to stop this water retention. I am 47 yrs old.?
My wife is on Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg 1x/day for ocd. Last couple weeks lots of water retention and edema in legs. Pcp says it's Paxil (paroxetine) side efx. Is this possible?
Possible but rare: Peripheral edema happens in 0.1-1% of people, making it a rare, but possible side effect. Even more rarely (<.1%) people can develop inappropriate ADH (vasopressin) secretion and low sodium. I see that these are being checked for in labs. There are other, much more common, causes for peripheral edema also, though. ...Read more
What are reasons you have swollen legs when the doctor say its not water retention or your heart?
Venous insufficiency: The commonest cause is inadequacy of the tiny valves that in the veins of your lower legs allowing gravity to push fluid into the interstitial spaces of your legs when you're on your feet. Elevation and support stockings can be helpful. Do you leave an indentation in your skin when you press down on it? If not, you may not really have swelling at all. Many people think they do but, not really! ...Read more
DX IGA neph. 2001--serum creatine 0.9, protein 850 mg daily, cre.clr. 89, eGFR 89. Mild edema in lower legs.Dr says water retention re: PMS. Thoughts?
Filter: May be clotted. Need to see your doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a bakers cyst through a scan about 2 months ago. I get water retention swell in the ankles. Related?
The cyst: Is on one side - the swelling on both sides. Likely unrelated. ...Read more
How do I know if I have water retention condition? I'm 5'4, about 9 stone and slim but always have rather puffy calfs/ankles?
Kidneys: Water retention is common among those with kidney issues or other medical issues. Although the calfs/ankles may get "puffy", this may just be your normal body type. Sometimes during pregnancy, you may experience body changes, but you are young and from the list of medical condition you provided, it's unlikely you have serious problems. ...Read more
In perimenopause,cyclical water retention in feet/ankles.Anything I can do? Will it settle as hormones do? Electrolytes tested &ok.Any health implicat
Hello. I'm now taking Norvasc (amlodipine) 10mg. How do I treat water retention and swelling of ankles and feet? Thankyou.
Reported but rare:
I've given B12 shots to hundreds of patients and have never seen this happen so I was going to say no, but in researching this some sites list "feeling of swelling of the entire body" and "swelling of the ankles or feet" as possible side effects. This is very rare.
https://www.drugs.com/sfx/vitamin-b12-side-effects.html and https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318216.php
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I have struggled with water retention inns recent trip to Europe and today with our hot weather. I get it in my feet and ankles. I don't eat high amounts of sodium. Is there a natural way to manage water retention that seems to be creeping up on me at 50.
My is a patient of leg swelling. So i want to know how to reduce the leg swelling or water retention from leg? Is there any kind of surgery?
Compression : Stockings are a good start.Get a more detailed answer ›