Fluid retention is known medically as oedema. It occurs as a result of excess liquid building up in the body’s blood cells leaving the affected area looking swollen.
- Causes swollen areas
- Can be an indication of an underlying illness
- Effects can be reversed with medication
You can find out if you require treatment for your fluid retention symptoms by completing our 5 minute health survey. Your answers are completely confidential and are reviewed by a GMC-registered doctor. Once approved your treatment will be dispensed by our UK-based pharmacy and delivered to your door within one working day.
1 treatment(s) for Fluid Retention
Fluid retention or oedema is a condition often observed in the feet and ankles (peripheral oedema) but it can affect all parts of the body. The affected areas become swollen and enlarged. The symptoms occur as a result of excess fluid remaining in tissue under the skin, usually in blood cells or the connecting cells between the blood vessels known as the interstitium. This particular ailment can result in other troublesome symptoms such as aching limbs, weight gain, weight loss, skin discolouration, stiff joints and an increased blood pressure or pulse rate.
Anyone can be susceptible to fluid retention but studies have shown that women are more likely to be diagnosed than men. This is thought to be because the female hormone progesterone can encourage the body to retain fluid. Another section of the population where this condition is more commonly found is the elderly and this could be attributed to a reduction in their general activity. Also certain medications and health conditions can cause fluid retention symptoms. These include heart failure, blood clots, pregnancy, thyroid disease, varicose veins, liver disease, chronic lung disease, kidney disease, and malnutrition. The medications include contraceptive pill, hypertension treatment and corticosteroids.
It is possible to decrease your chances of developing oedema or improve your condition by making small yet sustainable lifestyle changes. If you are overweight, you may be encouraged to try and lose weight. Exercise, a well-balanced low-salt diet, not standing for too long and raising your legs three or four times a day can help as well.
Treatment to combat oedema comes in the form of orally taken tablets which harness the active ingredient bendroflumethiazide. Here at Treated.com you can buy Aprinox or Bendroflumethiazide. Both products reduce the swelling caused by excess water through a process that takes place in the kidneys. The active substance encourages the kidneys to extract more potassium and sodium from the blood which draws out the unwanted fluid. The fluid is then expelled from the body as urine.
You can buy your fluid retention medication from our UK-based pharmacy. All you need to do is complete our simple health questionnaire. Your answers will be reviewed by a qualified GMC-registered doctor who checks your order. Following approval, our dispensing pharmacy will issue your treatment and send it to you by express delivery.
Types of Treatment
Fluid retention is a fairly common condition in adults, although you can reduce your chances of developing this condition by making certain lifestyle changes. For example those overweight should try and lose weight, eat a well-balanced and low-salt diet, exercise regularly, raise your legs throughout the day and do not stand for long periods of time. It is not always possible to diagnose the medical reason why fluid retention occurs and this is referred to as idiopathic oedema. Many cases of oedema clear up on their own accord but because the symptoms can be an indication of an underlying health problem it is important to seek medical advice.
Treatment may be advised in the form of an orally taken tablet from the thiazide diuretics category of medicines. You can buy either Aprinox or Bendroflumethiazide from our online pharmacy.
How do they work?
Both tablets contain the active ingredient bendroflumethiazide. This substance works in the kidneys by removing the excess fluid from the body’s bloodstream. It does this by extracting potassium and sodium from the blood vessels, these salts draw the retained liquid with them which is then passed into the bladder to be excreted as urine.
What are the side effects?
As both products contain the same ingredients they can produce similar unwanted reactions. These may, but do not exclusively, include skin rashes, blood disorders, diarrhoea and sensitivity to light. You can find further information on the respective medication’s dedicated product page.
Can I take them with other medications?
Fluid retention treatments may interfere with other types of medicine. At the point of consultation you should disclose any medications that you are currently taking or have recently taken.
Q&A: our fluid retention forum
What’s the difference between the medications?
Both products are orally taken tablets containing the active ingredient bendroflumethiazide. Aprinox is the branded treatment whereas its generic counterpart has the same name as the active ingredient.
Should I take Aprinox or Bendroflumethiazide?
If you think that you need treatment for fluid retention we can help you find out if one of our products is suitable for you. Firstly we need you to complete our simple questionnaire and provide some background medical history.
Are there different side effects?
These treatments may cause unwanted side effects for some people. Potential side effects include skin rashes, dizziness, dry mouth and diarrhoea. If you would like to know more information please click on medication which will take you to the relevant product page.
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