Estrogen water retention

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Birth control pills contain estrogen which causes water retention in high doses as it stimulates renin-angiotensin, a substance produced by the kidney. Renin-angiotensin signals the kidneys to eliminate less fluid, resulting in excess fluid collection. Blood pressure drugs like beta-blockers, angiotensin receptor blockers, diuretics, calcium channel blockers, vasodilators and ACE inhibitors all cause fluid retention. Do write to me again with more queries. Best luck and regards!
i read that when your are stressed, in my case Hormone loss ( Adrenals jump in to help) and that the Adrenals produce too much Aldosterone and thus the water retention. I understand that, and i thought that meant you pee out lots of Potassium because of the high Aldosterone, hence the water retention. Because in the begining of this nightmare i peed and peed, yet got bigger.! But now i am reading that in the first stages of Adrenal Fatigue, you lose sodium and would benefit from Sea Salt.
Furthermore, as a side question and issue, since I was young I have experienced chronic water retention. I wake up in the morning and I look fine, but throughout the day I gradually get more bloated/flabby, and by the end of the evening I have ballooned out, on average 2.5-3" in the abdomen. It is all abdominal, nothing in my ankles, etc. Early on a doc associated it with carbohydrates (I was tested for food allergies and they all came back negative), but it does not look food related.
Rings are tight on my fingers when I wake up in the morning, breast tenderness and fullness that has become very uncomfortable, horrible headaches premenstrual and lower extremity water retention. Followed up with my doctor in early January and they suggested a low estrogen birth control pill. My doctor said that the pill may help with weightloss but I'm concerned it will have the opposite impact and I'll be in worse shape. I feel miserable, completely uncomfortable in my own skin.
I have been taking progesterone pills (Prometrium 100mg x2) for 5 months now but it has not relieved my symptoms: water retention, abdominal bloating, extreme weight gain, & fatigue. Because my symptoms have persisted despite my thyroid disorder being treated (I'm currently taking 175 mcg T3), I now wonder if I have an estrogen deficiency instead. I am 35 years old. My blood tests have all been normal.
Did you ever find out how to get rid of your water retention? I have found this to be a problem for myself. Would love to hear your advice on the situation.
Furthermore, as a side question and issue, but something that might possibly be related, is that ever since I can remember, early middle school for sure (I am currently 24), I have experienced chronic water retention. I wake up in the morning and I look fine, but throughout the day I gradually get more bloated/flabby, and by the end of the evening I have ballooned out, on average 2.5-3" in the abdomen, I have the appearance of a very flabby abdomen, and appear to be 15lbs heavier.
I have a friend who lost some weight after started a progesterone supplementation. For me, progesterone causes weight gain, partially from water retention. If it's not one thing, then it is another, isn't it?!
Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! Birth pills do cause water retention. Both estrogen and progesterone component can cause water retention. Consult your gynecologist and check if there is a combination that will suit you. Usually a low estrogen pill causes less water retention. On the other hand the pills could have precipitated an underlying kidney problem. You must get a kidney function tests done. You could also be having an irritable bowel. Hope this helps.
The adverse effects include development of breast in men (gynecomastia), some fat gain, and testicular shrinkage, loss of sex drive, and water retention which can increase blood pressure. Hence, it can affect the liver, reproductive system, cardiovascular and nervous system. It also decreases the effectiveness of the body’s immune system, causes hair loss and acne. Hence, it is not recommended for muscle building or any long term use. Hope it helps!
The most common side effects include enlargement or tenderness of the breasts (both sexes), swelling of the ankles and legs, loss of appetite, weight changes, retention of water, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and feeling of bloatedness. The estrogen patch can cause skin rash, irritation, and redness at the patch site. Less common side effects are bleeding gums, breakthrough vaginal bleeding, vaginal spotting, changes in menstrual flow, painful menstruation.
Yaz is for birth control and is higher dose of estrogen! It causes water retention, the estrogen does!!!
An imbalance between the levels of androgens (male hormone) and estrogen comes into play. Besides, there is a slowing of metabolism and and water retention. If you are on some hormones, you may ask your doctor to customize your hormonal treatment. You can also try a regular exercise regimen and minimize carbohydrate intake and increase protein intake. You will be able to notice any changes only after a certain time.
Oral contraceptives and hormone replacement drugs with estrogen cause water retention and swelling. Steroids also cause water retention, leading to the puffiness associated with their use. Other drugs that cause water retention include antidepressants and drugs used to treat high blood pressure. Excessive Sodium Intake Salt holds water and increases the volume of the blood, leading to water retention in the hands and feet. MayoClinic.
Agricultural Foreign Estrogens Agriculture typically uses artificial estrogen compounds to fatten up cattle and chicken quickly. Estrogen also stimulates the retention of water giving a heavier weight and tender meat. Some proponents say that the artificial estrogen compounds disappear from the urine in a matter of days and the animals are then free of artificial hormones. Other opponents say the artificial estrogens are stored in the fat and then eaten by consumers.
I have been experimenting with the pills as I am not tolerating them as well as I used to and I think this is causing irritability and anxiety, as well as sever water retention (i am very thin, i know I have severe water retention because I stopped the pills for 1 month and lost 7 lbs in 2 weeks.) Could any of these things be causing my bp to go up? Could the anxiety cause the high bp or is the high bp causing the anxiety?
Other symptoms of Estrogen dominance could be weight gain in hips and thighs, hypothyroidism, quick change in your moods, easily depressed, sleepy, sugar cravings (can cause Candida), water retention, etc. I have started using a Natural Progesterone Cream and within 6 months I now have my period again (they say you should give herbs 2-3 months to start working and a month for every year your body has been "off").
Avoiding foods and beverages containing caffeine, such as coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks, can decrease water retention and may help shrink the cysts and alleviate discomfort if you have breast pain. All the best!...
The adverse effects include development of breast in men (gynecomastia), some fat gain, and testicular shrinkage, loss of sex drive, and water retention which can increase blood pressure. Hence, it can affect the liver, reproductive system, cardiovascular and nervous system. It also decreases the effectiveness of the body’s immune system, causes hair loss and acne. Hence, it is not recommended for muscle building or any long term use. Hope it helps!
However, we switched to Estradiol about a year ago due to financial issues. I also take Triamterene for water retention. I am starting to experience some symptoms such as sensations in my breasts (feels like my breasts are full, like my milk was dropping), hot flashes, headaches, loss of libido, anxiety, sudden tears, irritability, a little fatigue. Can I be starting menopause on my own? I am 44 years old. Does taking Estradiol increase my chances of breast cancer?
Tender and sometimes swollen breasts may also be due to water retention caused by estrogen dominance. After hysterectomy, you may have estrogen dominance even with low estogen levels due to a lack of progesterone. Maybe you should talk to your ob/gyn.
But it didnt help much so the next physian suggested to take meds to reduce water retention. That took care of my swollen muscles. When I got my blood work done my RH factor was 29. The doctor now thinks its rhumetitis Arthiritis. Please suggest if this might be the case or is it something related to menopause.
I suffer from petitmal epilepsy and have found that the occurence of attacks or seizures increases during a certain time of the month, at which time I experience abnormal water retention in my body coupled with extreme bloatedness. Is it possible that there can still be these kind of cycles wen one is in one's menopause?
Please tell your daughter that avoiding foods and beverages containing caffeine, such as coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks, can decrease water retention and may help to alleviate pain and also shrink cysts. Hoping that all turns out fine for your daughter. Best wishes to both of you.
Avoiding foods and beverages containing caffeine, such as coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks, can decrease water retention and may help to alleviate the discomfort.Also wearing a good supportive bra to reduce breast movement could help. Many women with breast pain find it comfortable to also wear a bra while they sleep. If the pain is intolerable,you would need to see your doctor who might prescribe medication to lessen the discomfort. All the best and I hope you feel better soon.....
Too much estrogen in the body can also cause the breast tenderness, weight retention, etc... So, this is just one suggestion (to myself and others?) (take it with a grain of salt 'cause I'm not a doctor): It is possible that due to diet or recent infection, your body has become "Estrogent Dominant". This is not a good state to be in. Carefully examine your diet, and eliminate all foods that tend to increase the levels of estrogen in your body.
Avoiding foods and beverages containing caffeine, such as coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks, can decrease water retention and may help to alleviate the discomfort. Reducing fat in the diet may also be helpful. Aspirin and other pain relievers, as well as the application of heat can relieve uncomfortable symptoms, as does wearing a bra that provides firm support. In worse case scenarios, oral contraceptives which change the hormonal balance can lessen fibrocystic changes.
(by the way, the reason I decrease the estrogen was due to the water retention, which is always an issue) Thanks
To add, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) guidelines for TSH is 0.3 - 3.0 mU/L. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto's thyroiditis so testing for thyroid antibodies - thyroid peroxidase (TPOAb) and thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAb) may reveal this autoimmune disease as well as estrogen dominance.
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