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Why would a healthy 43 year old woman retain water?????

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Dr. Esther Poza-juncal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Salt

The most likely reason is eating more salt than usual, which can lead to fluid retention.
Limit your sodium intake to 2000mg a day and drink plenty of water and other non-salty liquids. Lemon juice and vinegar are two mild diuretics that you can incorporate into your diet, say on salad. If the retention persists, please see your doctor.

In brief: Salt

The most likely reason is eating more salt than usual, which can lead to fluid retention.
Limit your sodium intake to 2000mg a day and drink plenty of water and other non-salty liquids. Lemon juice and vinegar are two mild diuretics that you can incorporate into your diet, say on salad. If the retention persists, please see your doctor.
Dr. Esther Poza-juncal
Dr. Esther Poza-juncal
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Family Medicine

In brief: Fluid Retention

The effect of menstruation, for one.
Are you pregnant now or in the past? Hypothyroidism and medications are other causes to explore. Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin can cause peripheral edema among other meds. Immobilization for long periods of time and salt intake also may contribute. Why do you think you are retaining fluid?

In brief: Fluid Retention

The effect of menstruation, for one.
Are you pregnant now or in the past? Hypothyroidism and medications are other causes to explore. Advil (ibuprofen) and motrin can cause peripheral edema among other meds. Immobilization for long periods of time and salt intake also may contribute. Why do you think you are retaining fluid?
Dr. Carrie Cannon
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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