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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.
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
I know i have a problem with my thyroid, but i have tried synthroid, 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 means you have Hypothyroidism,you have to continue and follow up with your Doctor who prescribed the Synthroid 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
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