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Doctor insights on: Why Do People With Copd Tend To Have Fluctuating Weight Gain And Fluid Retention

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Why do people with COPD tend to have fluctuating weight gain and fluid retention?

Why do people with COPD tend to have fluctuating weight gain and fluid retention?

Steroids: Patients with COPD do not normally do that unless they are on and off steroids, pills or injections. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Copd (Definition)

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


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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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How can you fight weight gain/ fluid retention and bloating caused from being on Dianette (using it to inhibit hair growth, acne & oily skin)?

How can you fight weight gain/ fluid retention and bloating caused from being on Dianette (using it to inhibit hair growth, acne & oily skin)?

Stop using this drug: There are other ways to treat acne that are more effective and safer than this drug (see: http://dailym. Ai/1NxJulX). Try other alternatives first. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Could weight gain affect copd?

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 more

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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?

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?

Lump on collar bone: 47 F from US with COPD and HTN 184/ weight gain but does not ask any question or give medical Hx. I would show to your Dr. Next visit. Any edema? What meds are u taking? Trust you have stopped smoking. If not stop tonight. ...Read more

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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,?

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

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Is my weight gain from doxepin caused by ster retention?

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 more

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What causes weight gain and water retention?

What causes weight gain and water retention?

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 more

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Sudden rapid weight gain. Would have to be water retention, right?

Sudden rapid weight gain. Would have to be water retention, right?

Probably: A sudden gain of this nature is always abnormal. If it is water retention, what caused it? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can valdoxan couse weight gain or water retention?

Can valdoxan couse weight gain or water retention?

Most likely not: Please check out the side effects on the following link; http://en. M.Wikipedia. Org/wiki/agomelatine. ...Read more

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Does Biaxin (clarithromycin) cause water retention or weight gain?

Does Biaxin (clarithromycin) cause water retention or weight gain?

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

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Does prolactinoma affect water retention & weight gain or loss?

Does prolactinoma affect water retention & weight gain or loss?

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

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Does a prolactinoma affect water retention & weight gain or loss?

Does a prolactinoma affect water retention & weight gain or loss?

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 more

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How does clomipramine cause weight gain? Ex: by increasing your appetite or water retention?

How does clomipramine cause weight gain? Ex: by increasing your appetite or water retention?

Appetite stimulation: The weight gain from clomipramine (anafranil) is due to appetite stimulation. Some people will have some water weight (edema), but that is not the primary reason for the weight gain. ...Read more

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How likely is a one-time Kenalog shot to cause side effects such as weight gain or water retention? More likely with multiple doses?

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

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Do any of the meds I take plus cyamemazine (tercian) cause weight gain? :/ if so is it via increased appetite or water retention? I'm not over eating

Do any of the meds I take plus cyamemazine (tercian) cause weight gain? :/ if so is it via increased appetite or water retention? I'm not over eating

Phenothiazine: This medication is a phenothiazine class antihistaminic antipsychotic medication. Medications of this type have historically been known to cause weight gain by appetite stimulation. Finding data on side effects of this medication proved quite difficult online. There was some information about metabolic syndrome cases but I did not see anything that had to do with edema. Without a formal pdr like print out however I cannot say for sure that at least some of the weight gain does not come from edema. ...Read more

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Hi. Can tamoxifen have this side effects if uset by male for gyno, water retention, acne and weight gain?

Hi. Can tamoxifen have this side effects if uset by male for gyno, water retention, acne and weight gain?

Why use Tamoxifen: Tamoxifen has no serious side effects like you have described. It is very well tolerated drug in general. But who do you have to use it in the first instance? It is only useful for treating breast cancer both in females and in males who suffer from cancer. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to help reduce the amount of weight gain and water retention while taking prednisone? I will be on it for a week or so for a MS flair

Is there anyway to help reduce the amount of weight gain and water retention while taking prednisone? I will be on it for a week or so for a MS flair

Not too concerned: If the duration of just one week, the effect will usually not be noticeable. Beware that you may have a greater appetite from it and thus try to control your food intake and perhaps do more exercise. As for the sodium retention, it is not an issue for most people but restricting your salt intake and increasing potassium intake may occasionally be required. ...Read more

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What to do because my periods are very irregular. Does anybody know of a birth control that does not cause water retention and weight gain?

What to do because my periods are very irregular. Does anybody know of a birth control that does not cause water retention and weight gain?

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) or Yasmin should not result in fluid retention since the Progesterone in it has diuretic properties. However, these may have slightly higher risk for DVT (blood clots) than other BCP. Can also try any pill with 20 ugm of estrogen as opposed to one with 30-35 ugm. For more info www. Askyourgynecologist. Org ...Read more

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Every time after my period in a weeks time I go through - weight gain, water retention, uti, heavy breasts, itchiness. Please advice.?

Every time after my period in a weeks time I go through - weight gain, water retention, uti, heavy breasts, itchiness. Please advice.?

This can happen: Some women have significan water weight gain after their period. Talk it over with your doctor. He/she can prescribe a gentle diuretic to help you. ...Read more

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Fluid retention in the body, . Gain weight, . ..One week ago I m feeling tired and weak?

Merits evaluation.: Fluid retention is often associated with high blood pressure; however, it could be due to kidney disease, heart failure and other problems. It would be prudent to start with a visit to ones doctor for a careful history and physical exam, routine comprehensive blood tests, a urinalysis and perhaps an ekg and chest x-rays. ...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


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more