Fluid retention is a condition in which fluid, which is mostly water, gets trapped within body’s tissue and this condition is also called Edema. The common symptoms are swelling in many parts of the body on the skin. The person may also experience stiff joints and pain in some parts.
HOW IS FLUID RETENTION DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosing the condition is more about identifying the underlying cause of fluid retention. Blood tests and urinalysis will help in this regard. A thorough physical examination with medical history analysis is important prior to suggesting any lab tests.
HOW IS FLUID RETENTION TREATED?
Treatment depends upon the cause. A general physician may recommend a nephrology specialist to look into the possible causes of water retention and suggest a proper treatment plan. In general, regular exercise should help.