Also known as Fluid imbalance, Holding water, Anasarca, and Generalized Edema
Water retention can refer to:Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of fluid retention are hypovolemia, pyogenic skin infection, and heart failure. Other possible causes, such as acute kidney injury, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with fluid retention, 44% report having ache all over, 44% report having vomiting, and 32% report having shortness of breath.
Patients with fluid retention often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, intravenous fluid replacement, plain x-ray, urinalysis, glucose measurement, kidney function tests and electrolytes panel .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with fluid retention include metolazone, dolasetron (anzemet), probenecid, albumin human, usp (albutein), hydrocortisone-iodoquinol topical, lactobacillus acidophilus and bulgaricus, amoxicillin/clarithromycin/lansoprazole, collagen topical, gramicidin/neomycin/polymyxin b ophthalmic, cephalothin, creatine, antihemophilic factor (obsolete) and ethacrynic acid (ea) .