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Why Do People With Copd Tend To Have Fluctuating Weight Gain And Fluid Retention
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...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
How can you fight weight gain/ fluid retention and bloating caused from being on Dianette (using it to inhibit hair growth, acne & oily skin)?
Why is my mom in and out of a-fib? Remember she has copd, CHF and is a diabetics, not on a lot of diuretics because kidneys act up with them and has fluid retention.
Mostly unknown: Ask your pcp or cardiologist whether it is related to her heart condition, diabetes or other causes. Make sure that your mom has had a thyroid test. Is your mother on blood thinners to prevent stroke? http://prodigy.clarity.co.uk/patient_information_leaflet/atrial_fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Update on my mom. She still in hospital it's been a month now. Remember she has copd, CHF and is a diabetic and in & out of afib a lot. Also has fluid retention but can't increase dierutics because kidneys act up. They were going to do a heart cath but he
See below: Need to check renal parameters.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Obesity has bad effects on the lungs. An obese person scores lower on lung tests looking at: the amount of air one can blow out in one second (measures how much obstruction to airflow one has), the total amount of air one can blow out in one breath (measures how much air one can exchange with one breath), and the total amount of air one's lungs can fill up with (measures the "size" of the lungs). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
184/ 86 BP COPD/night sweats/petechia on upper body and weight gain/left collarboan swelling with a small palpable lymoh node on top of collarbob e?
I know i have a problem with my thyroid, but i have tried synthroid, (thyroxine) but I think it has to do with potassium deficiency, is that possible for the weight gain, fluid retention, charlie horses,?
Not likely: You have to stop guessing.If you have a thyroid problem and if you were prescribed Synthroid (thyroxine) means you have Hypothyroidism,you have to continue and follow up with your Doctor who prescribed the Synthroid (thyroxine) as you will need repeat blood test to see if you need any dose adjustment. Pottasium deficiency does not cause weight gain and fluid retention,ask your doctor to check potassium level as well ...Read more
Weight gain: Sorry but i'm not familiar w/"ster retention". However, weight gain is a known side effect of doxepin, a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Doxepin appears to work thru h1 (histamine) receptor which is known to be involved with weight gain thru antipsychotics as well. Plan to focus on more exercise, less calories, preferably both to achieve 500kcal deficit each day to lose 1lb/wk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite a lot!: Hypertension, Heart disease such as valve problems, Pregnancy, Hormone changes, Obesity, Excessive salt intake, Alcohol ingestion, Inflammatory diseases, many medications, and sedentary living / excessive sitting days. I encourage all my patients to live a healthy active life with as little medication as needed. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Negative: It does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Really unlikely. Antibiotics work because they hit the germ and not us. Biaxin (clarithromycin) doesn't interact with the kidneys or with fluid. Rare (really really rare) reactions like allergies might possibly cause unexpected effects like liver failure. but Biaxin (clarithromycin) doesn't commonly do this AND, there'd be a lot of other symptoms (brown urine, abdominal swelling and pain, being really sick, etc.). ...Read more
It may: Excessive production of prolactin causes infertility, loss of libido and other sexual dysfunctions. A large tumor will affect vision, cause headaches and deficiency of other pitutiary hormones that may cause the symptoms you listed. See this site for more info: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001377/. ...Read more
By itself no: A prolactinoma is the most common tumor of the pituitary gland. It secretes the hormone prolactin which by itself does not cause weight gain or water retention. However the tumor may be mixed which means that there are also cells that secrets corticotropin, another pituitary hormone that stimulates the adrenal glands to secrete steroids which can cause water retention and weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How likely is a one-time Kenalog shot to cause side effects such as weight gain or water retention? More likely with multiple doses?
You are right...: To deduce why you have gained weight and water retention after a single shot of kenalog, one needs to analyze detailed history+finding of physical exam + testing. How to Handle your concerns? Go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onWeightControl.html. On possible drug side effects? Go to article in http://formefirst.com/NewDrugUse.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with Dr ...Read more
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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