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What Is The Best Treatment For Fluid Retention
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
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
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
Okay so docs r saying my mom fluid retention is due to her being in and out of afib and hypertension. She's been in hosp for a month now and hasn't got better. Dierutics dosage is low because kidneys act up if they increase it. What's the cure? How long c
Is chronic urinary retention common in classic eds? What treatment is best if intermittent chateterization doesn't work because of pain/irritation?
URINARY RETENTION: Frequent catheterization is also not advisable due to possible uti. Please be advised by the urologist accordingly. ...Read more
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.
Can hydrochrolothiazide cause fluid retention? I don't have high BP but my dr prescribed this to reduce fluid. Been on it 4 years. Fluid is worse.
No: If the swelling is getting worse you need to see your doctor and be reevaluated.- ...Read more
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
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
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
Rarely: Rarely it's possibleGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Why do my fingernails hurt...I don't wear polish and have no other symptoms except some small fluid retention on my right side. Same side that nails?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out what is the best treatment. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
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
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