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Doctors for Fluid Retention in Unaki, Hubli-Dharwad
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Fluid retention, also known as water retention refers to an excessive buildup of fluid in the circulatory system, body tissues, or cavities in the body. The symptoms include:
• Swelling of body parts eg ankles, feet and hands
• Bloated tummy
• Feeling stiffness or aching.
• Weight fluctuations.
• Joints may feel stiff.
• When pressed the skin may hold the indent for a few seconds.
HOW IS FLUID RETENTION DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner will perform a thorough examination and check the area of inflammation. The doctor may ask questions about recent weight gain, tightness of clothes or jewelry, and other symptoms. The doctor may suggest blood and urine tests along with x-ray to diagnose the situation further.
HOW IS FLUID RETENTION TREATED?
Treatment for fluid retention depends on the cause. If an infection of the lymph nodes is causing fluid retention, then the cause of infection needs to be eliminated. Diuretics are commonly prescribed for fluid retention, but this must be done with cautiously in order to avoid dehydration
DID YOU KNOW?
The potential complications include:
• Heart failure
• Infection in and around the affected area.
• Loss of mobility
• Organ failure or dysfunction
• Progressive physical disability
• Respiratory failure
• Skin ulcerations
• Spread of cancer