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Can diseases that often cause inflammation throughout the body also lead to water retention?

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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Water retention

Inflammatory diseases might lead to water retention.
Keep in mind that many medications that are used to treat inflammation, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, prednisone, etc may cause water retention or swelling. Water retention is also a side effect of other medications.

In brief: Water retention

Inflammatory diseases might lead to water retention.
Keep in mind that many medications that are used to treat inflammation, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, prednisone, etc may cause water retention or swelling. Water retention is also a side effect of other medications.
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

In addition to my colleague's answer, autoimmune diseases that attack the kidneys such as lupus can cause fluid retention as a result of kidney damage.

In brief: See below

In addition to my colleague's answer, autoimmune diseases that attack the kidneys such as lupus can cause fluid retention as a result of kidney damage.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It's possible but

There are many other non inflammatory conditions such as CHF that can do this as well also some medications can too.

In brief: It's possible but

There are many other non inflammatory conditions such as CHF that can do this as well also some medications can too.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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