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Can heart failure cause me to retain fluid?

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A weak heart pumps less blood to your kidneys and causes fluid and water retention. That can bring swollen ankles, legs, and abdomen (called edema), and weight gain. This can also make you need to pee more at night as your body attempts to get rid of this excess fluid. Bloating in your stomach may cause a loss of appetite or nausea.

From: Heart Failure Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. American College of Cardiology. American Heart Association.


Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on May 23, 2018

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. American College of Cardiology. American Heart Association.


Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on May 23, 2018

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