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Posted by: Jo | 2009/01/19

Water Retention

Hi, I seem to be retaining water. I have taken some tablets to relieve water retention and my feet feel much better. Please can you advise causes of water retention.

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Dear Jo
the most common causes are kidney and heart disease. Sometimes the hormonal cycle can also make you retain more water certain times of the month. If your hands feet and face is swollen when you wake up in the mornings, rather let your GP check your kidney function and heart
Dr Bets

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