Water Retention

Water retention is the accumulation of excess fluid in the body tissues and cavities. They are also known as edema. Water retention leads to swelling in the hands, legs, ankles, etc. Flying in an airplane, menstrual changes, increased intake of sodium, weak heart, deep vein thrombosis, pregnancy, etc., are the causes for water retention. Reduction of salt intake, increasing magnesium intake, diuretics, etc., help in reducing water retention.

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Are my concentration problems related to the past traumatic brain injury?

Query: Hello doctor, Despite being an avid reader my entire life, I cannot read books as my focus is compromised now. I struggle with body equilibrium issues, water retention, fluctuating vision issues, headaches, complete loss of thought in the middle of a sentence. I also have massive anxiety, even unde...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I would like to know the following details about your headache:1) Since when you started to have these headaches? 2) In which part of the head do you feel headaches? 3) What type of headaches do you feel?4) How long does one episode of headache lasts?5) Do you feel any n...  Read Full »

Do all my symptoms occur due to lupus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44 year old female, and I have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, and Sjogren's syndrome, with symptoms dating back to as young as six years old. I have also been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, thyroiditis, Raynaud disease, right-sided heart enlargeme...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diagnosis of asthma is doubtful as pulmonary issues are seen in conditions you are already suffering from like SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) and rheumatoid arthritis. Basically, the right term for you is MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease), which are associa...  Read Full »

Due to high uric acid, my father feels drowsy with leg swelling. How to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 42 years of age, and he has a congestive and congenital heart disease by birth. He visited many doctors, but all of them suggested that there is no need for any immediate treatment and that he can live with it. He is now under medications, and he is doing well. The reason...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your dad's health issues. Your dad seems to be suffering from Eisenmenger's syndrome. This is a long-term complication of congenital heart disease. It is the cause of his kidney problems. In my practice, I usually suggest diuretics for my patients j...  Read Full »

How do fluid retention and high BP contribute to primary hyperaldosteronism?

Query: Hello doctor, I have fluid retention and high blood pressure which caused me multiple strokes and TIAs. My plasma renin activity is 0.12 and my aldosterone-to-renin ratio is 33.3, which qualifies clinically as primary hyperaldosteronism. My aldosterone LC/MS is 4. My potassium level 4.0. CT scan of...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it appears that you do have primary hyperaldosteronism and it is a very high likelihood for it to be a possibility based on your results. You can try MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan for proper visualizati...  Read Full »

What causes swelling of private parts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female. I have some swelling on my private part. There is no irritation, but swelling has been present since a week. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Swelling in the private parts could be due to either infection or fluid retention. If the swelling is associated with itching, redness or burning, then it is due to infection. If only swelling is visi...  Read Full »

Which vitamins cause water retention?

Query: Hi doctor, I am obese despite doing yoga thrice weekly and eating healthy diet. I have the problem of water retention in legs and inflammation. Also I continue to gain weight. Please find the root cause.  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many conditions that can cause water retention like low protein levels, kidney problems, reduced blood flow to leg or thyroid problems. I recommend you to get the following tests done and revert back with reports. CBC (complete blood count), serum albumin, serum...  Read Full »

Why are my ankles swollen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52 year old male. Every alternate day, I used to play tennis and swim for an hour. My weight is 100 kg and I am 5 feet 11 inches tall. All my blood reports are normal. I am taking a few medicines regularly, which includes Losar H, Amlopin 2.5, Rozavel 20, Glycomet SR 500. My avera...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For your age of 52, you appear to be very active. With all parameters, your BMI is on a higher side, and you have to lose some weight. It seems that you have been prescribed medications by your general physician for management of diabetes and hypertension. There are m...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for systemic sclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis. I have been experiencing a couple of symptoms along with this disease. Could you please give me some advice on how to treat these symptoms, which I could pass on to my regular docto...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to my opinion, Raynaud's phenomenon is a part of CREST syndrome of systemic sclerosis. In case that is troubling you, the best treatment that I have found very successful is the use of crushed Sorbitrate tablets in coconut oil and apply them to massage over th...  Read Full »

How can I reverse fluid retention in my nose and lips?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old, and every morning my nose and lips appear swollen due to fluid retention, but as the day goes, it usually subsides. However recently, it is not going away, which means that every time my nose swells up, it remains that way. Does this mean the drainage system is blocked...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This could be due to the following reasons: Water retention, to avoid this you should limit alcohol and salt intake and drink adequate amounts of water. Allergy, you might be allergic to feathers of your pillow or material of your pillowcase or allergic sinusitis. If you ...  Read Full »

Why is there accumulation of water in spite of stomach dialysis?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is undergoing stomach dialysis treatment for the past one month. Now, she has developed water in the lungs. Due to that, there is breathlessness, no appetite, no sleep, water retention in feet, and stomach. The doctor has removed 1 liter of water from the lungs, but second d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Varma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your sister is undergoing peritoneal (stomach) dialysis. Now, she is having fluid retention in her body. This can be either due to change in her fluid intake habits wherein she has now increased fluid intake, another reason may be that the dialysis technique is not r...  Read Full »

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