Water retention


Self-care options include regular exercise and a healthy, balanced diet that limits sodium, caffeine, and alcohol.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Lack of urination
  • Abdominal swelling

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight changes
  • Fever
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • High blood pressure

Last Updated May 24, 2018

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