Today on the Dr. Oz show was a brief explanation about retaining water. If one suddenly finds themselves bloating as the pants suddenly don't fit, or the ankles seem to be swelling it may be not because your eating to much salt (i.e. potato chips, or Chinese food), but kidney disease. Quick test is to press on the shin bone above the ankle a couple of inches. If the skin doesn't pop-up immediately, but makes a divot or depression, then one MAY HAVE kidney disease. i have this big time! Several years ago was told by endo doc that the metformin I was taking was destroying my kidneys & liver and to stop immediately and start shooting insulin. I switched my internist doc and in about six months my new doc stated my kidneys & liver had reversed. But for the past year he hasn't told me why I'm suddenly holding water.
If you do this quick test and have lingering depression please see the doc! My next visit in two months will be asking some questions.
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