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I have had fluid retention more than once. What are the best exercises for it?

I have had fluid retention more than once. What are the best exercises for it?

None.: Exercising will not likely be of any benefit, unless the swelling is simply from prolonged sitting and inactivity. Avoid excessive sodium and consider stopping ibuprofen, as nsaids can lead to swelling. ...Read more

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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What is the best natural remedy to prevent fluid retention. I have ckd?

What is the best natural remedy to prevent fluid retention. I have ckd?

Low salt intake: Salt hold on to water. If you have CKD with no or minimal compromise in renal function; mrs dash salt substitutes is a good alternative to using sodium chloride (salt). ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of urine retention?

What's the best treatment to get rid of urine retention?

Depends: Treatment would depend on the cause of the retention. You probably need a urologic evaluation to diagnose the reason for the retention - that would then guide the treatment, which could be medical, surgical, physical therapy, intermittent catheterization, or some other means. ...Read more

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Tongue gets very large days before/during period. Fluid retention? How to cure?

Tongue gets very large days before/during period. Fluid retention? How to cure?

Fluid: It is true that fluid retention caused by hormonal changes in the week before the menstrual period commonly occurs, but I have never heard of that affecting the tongue. Careful salt restriction the week before your period is due may alleviate your symptom. ...Read more

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Can antihistamines cause fluid retention or would that be more related to the allergy itself? Best ways to get rid of the excess fluid?

Can antihistamines cause fluid retention or would that be more related to the allergy itself? Best ways to get rid of the excess fluid?

Not usually: In some instances, antihistamines and inhibit bladder emptying with back up of urine and kidney dysfunction. This can be serious, but it is rare and generally only occurs in susceptible individuals. Otherwise, antihistamines generally don't cause fluid retention. If steroids have been used, they can cause it. Benadryl can also worsen cardiac or thyroid disease with an effect on fluid retention. ...Read more

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Taking Florinef (fludrocortisone) 100 mcg daily & high salt diet for POTS & low BP. How to control belly fluid retention I get since starting treatment? I exercise.

Taking Florinef (fludrocortisone) 100 mcg daily & high salt diet for POTS & low BP. How to control belly fluid retention I get since starting treatment? I exercise.

Treatment: You should first start again with your primary doctor to make sure that some items are OK and possibly some items need correction.
You did not include your age, height, and weight so I cannot give further information.
I would appreciate it if you send me some more information. ...Read more

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What does fluid retention mean?

Fluid Retention: Fluid retention (f) is when one is unable to excrete an adequate amount water, urine, daily. It accumulates in the body, usually as edema in the legs. It can be seen in both cardiac and kidney failure. Another cause is liver disease due to a low serum concentration of albumin, made by the liver, causing f. If one has it, one has to be seen by a physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fluid retention?

What is the definition or description of: Fluid retention?

Here are some...: 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 can help explain further. ...Read more

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What causes fluid retention and weight gain?

Hormones, salt: Hormones affect fluid retention. In the week before menses many women get fluid retention. Salt intake can also affect how much fluid your body retains. Other more obscure causes are related to serious diseases such as heart failure, nephrotic syndrome (kidney disease), severe malnutrition, peripheral vascular disease. If one leg is swollen, I would worry about a blood clot. ...Read more

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What would cause fluid retention in just 1 leg?

Fluid retention: Fluid retention in just one leg is usually related to obstruction in the venous and/or lymphatics draining that swollen leg. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have fluid retention in your leg?

Fluid retention: Fluid retention causes swelling that increases with gravitation (eg leg swelling after standing for long period of time). It is symmetric and dimples when pressed upon. Also, weight will fluctuate rapidly when caused by fluid retention. Notably, there are many other causes for leg swelling, and if occurring in one leg only, then likely not fluid. ...Read more

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Can 150mg a day topamax (topiramate) cause fluid retention?

Yes, it can: The metabolic adverse effects of topiramate have been well documented. Common side effects of Topamax include tiredness, dizziness, coordination problems and fluid retention. ...Read more

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Can not eating enough fat cause constipation and fluid retention?

Can not eating enough fat cause constipation and fluid retention?

Not really: Though you should look at your diet. Foods which cause constipation are usually the grains:rice, barley, oats; milk; bananas. Lay off of those in your diet for a week and your constipation will probably resolve. As to the fluid retention at 22 you probably don't have kidney disease but you may be on BCPs. These are steroids and as a side effect can cause fluid retention. Talk to your doc about ano ...Read more

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What causes fluid retention with longer term nsaids? (and what do they mean by "long term"?)

What causes fluid retention with longer term nsaids? (and what do they mean by "long term"?)

NSAIDS: Long term term means greater than one month. They affect the tiny arteries of the kidneys and cause the kidneys to be less efficient and slow clearing of fluid. ...Read more

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I have fluid retention by prednisone, is there something against that??

Review meds and labs: Among other causes, fluid retention can also be an effect of sodium intake and/or amlodipine. Alternative medications in your case maybe limited. Discuss this with your doctor but it is very important you only stop, start or change medication dosage or make changes in diet under the close supervision of your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is diurex OTC (pamabrom) effective for reducing fluid retention? Prob w/edema -dr palpated me & diagnosis w/edema but didn't prescription anything; trying diurex now.

Is diurex OTC (pamabrom) effective for reducing fluid retention? Prob w/edema -dr palpated me & diagnosis w/edema but didn't prescription anything; trying diurex now.

Yes it is effective: Diurex is a diuretic and it will help fluid retention.But your doctor should have ordered a prescription diuretic as you need to check your electrolytes as you loose pottasium with most commonely used diuretics
ask your doctor if you should take diurex. ...Read more

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What drugs are used for fluid retention?

What drugs are used for fluid retention?

Diuretics.: Fluid retention can have many different causes, but one strategy is to treat with diuretics. These drugs act on the kidney to help eliminate fluid by increasing urine production. Lasix (furosemide) is a common diuretic, one of several types. Thiazides (hctz), carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (acetezolamide), potassium sparing diuretics (spironolactone), & osmotic diuretics (mannitol) are examples. ...Read more

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Tips on eliminating fluid retention after surgery?

Activity: If allowed get up and move. If not allowed to get up, move as allowed. Reduce your salt. Do not hold your bladder. Go urinate as often and as soon as you feel the need. If an extremity, elevate the limb as needed. Reduce or cut out caffeine. At some doses caffeine with cause retention of fluid and at other levels it will be a diuretic. If this does not work your doctor can give you a diuretic. ...Read more

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Could widespread inflammation cause fluid retention?

Yes: Any acute or chronic inflammatory disorder can cause fluid retention by several mechanisms. This generally is secondary to reductions in the serum Albumin level secondary to decreased production, liver disease, renal disease with protein excretion, and protein loss through the gastrointestinal tract. When the protein loss is significant fluid retention (edema) is present. ...Read more

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How effective is the moringa plant for treating fluid retention?

Moringa Plant: This traditional medicinal plant has been used for this purpose in cultures that are sub-Himalayan and in certain tropical areas – but I have no personal experience with it. ...Read more

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What are some good salt substitutions if you have a lot of fluid retention?

What are some good salt substitutions if you have a lot of fluid retention?

Many: Some people use ms. Dash, or lemon, citric acid, flavored vinegars or other household spices - ginger, pepper, cumin etc. To keep their food lively. Potassium chloride is available at most supermarkets as well and tastes pretty close. It is often marketed as a salt substitute. Excess potassium would not be good if you had advanced kidney disease though. ...Read more