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Why is my urine clear if I am dehydrated with bad water retention?

Complex. Color of urine does not indicate hydration status. Dehydrated (too little) and water retention (too much) are kind of opposites. They can co exist in complex illnesses in the sense that water is mostly swelling and outside the blood vessels. Read more...

Can sodium in the diet cause water retention?

Yes it can . Excess sodium in the diet is a big reason for swelling and water retention in a variety of disease states. Wherever sodium goes, water follows...Its called osmosis. Read more...

Are there any liquids that do not cause water retention?

Liquids not cause. Liquids do not cause retention of fluid. Kidney failure, salt intake, heart function, protein levels in blood, liver function, lymphatic circulation all affect fluid retention. The fluid intake is essential, it's elimination that may be problem. Read more...

Can one injection of dexamethasone cause water retention?

Unlikely. Dose and duration relative. One small dose, no , or very slight retention of no great significance- like salt from potato chips! Read more...

Are electrolytes similar to salts and cause water retention?

Yes. Electrolytes are the collective name for sodium, potassium, chloride, etc. -- the chemicals that make up the liquid part of blood. Too much of one particular electrolyte -- sodium -- one component of nacl, or salt -- can cause swelling. Most energy drinks have "some" electrolytes in them, and drinking too much of them can contribute to swelling. Read more...
Yes. The most common "electrolyte" is salt. Some salts of other elements such as potassium are usually present. Many people retain water, experience swollen ankles, and feel bloated after too much salt consumption. Read more...

Could diseases that cause inflammation throughout the body also cause water retention?

Very possible. However, every disease is different. For instance autoimmune diseases cause fluid retention through causing kidney disease. Others could cause heart or liver disease, thereby, causing retention. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...