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I'm trying to cut my sodium intake, how long before water retension gets less?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Less water retention

One cannot say how long it will take you to mobilize your edema.
It depends on what caused it. Was it due to a low serum albumin, heart or kidney disease, or varicose veins, among others? You should see a physician to assess your issue and provide answers and a treatment plan. You should weigh yourself daily and if you are gaining weight daily, you are retaining fluid, the conserve is also true.

In brief: Less water retention

One cannot say how long it will take you to mobilize your edema.
It depends on what caused it. Was it due to a low serum albumin, heart or kidney disease, or varicose veins, among others? You should see a physician to assess your issue and provide answers and a treatment plan. You should weigh yourself daily and if you are gaining weight daily, you are retaining fluid, the conserve is also true.
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