What to Know About Water Retention

  • Water retention—sometimes called fluid retention or edema—is a common health issue with various causes. It can be temporary and mild, like after an airplane flight, or a symptom of a serious issue like heart or kidney failure.

Fluid can build up in body tissues outside of blood vessels and lead to swelling or bloating. Water retention can also happen in the stomach (ascites), lungs (pulmonary edema), or in the chest around the lungs (pleural effusion).

This article discusses the symptoms and water retention, how to treat it, and when to see your healthcare provider.

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Article Submitted ty Pat France, MSRN Member