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Fluid Retention

  • 1.  Fluid Retention

    Posted 12-13-2020 07:01
    How does everyone control thier fluid levels.

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    Martin Shannon
    Owner
    MCS LABS
    Summerville SC
    8434195266
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  • 2.  RE: Fluid Retention

    Posted 12-13-2020 08:12
    Martin,

    I am in stage 4 heart failure and I must control my fluids to 1 liter a day.  I hope this helps.  

    Respectfully,

    Bill Platten
    575 W Cambridge St
    Alliance, OH 44601
    ‭Home (234) 757- 6088 ‬ 
    Kim (330) 206-2501

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  • 3.  RE: Fluid Retention

    Posted 12-13-2020 09:19
    Problem I'm having is determining whether its fluid build up or food. Gained 7 lbs in 2 days with no visible fluid on my ankles (usually shows there first). Taking laxatives and lasix today, already dropped 3 lbs. I feel like I'm chasing my tail here.

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    Martin Shannon
    Owner
    MCS LABS
    Summerville SC
    8434195266
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  • 4.  RE: Fluid Retention

    Posted 12-13-2020 09:31
    Are you noticing your stomach swelling / bloating? My angles are chicken legs LOL but my stomach bloats retains water I have left ventricle heart failure




  • 5.  RE: Fluid Retention

    Posted 12-13-2020 10:16
    Stomach bloating, makes it difficult to breath at times.

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    Martin Shannon
    Owner
    MCS LABS
    Summerville SC
    8434195266
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  • 6.  RE: Fluid Retention

    Posted 12-14-2020 03:59
    Rest assured, a weight gain of 3 pounds in one day or 5 pounds in one week is caused by edema (fluid retention) whether you see swelling or not. You cannot physically gain that much in such a short period of time no matter how much you partake in holiday cheer.

    As a frequent flyer, I've had many instances where swelling was not evident yet had fluid overload. In fact, I'm enjoying it now.

    You should weigh yourself every morning, before eating and watch for increases. I would strongly recommend you talk with your Cardiologist and ask him/her what to do. I increase my lasix (as advised by my doctor) until the edema is under control. Again check with your dr first. There is a limit on safe dosages.

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    Warren
    TucsonAZ
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