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Can you retain water and be dehydrated at the same time?

As contradictory as it may seem, drinking more water actually decreases water retention. Since water retention often occurs because of dehydration, providing the body with plenty of water will prevent the body from conserving water in order to prevent dehydration.

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In this regard, can you have edema and be dehydrated at the same time?

If you do not take in enough fluids or water, you become dehydrated. This can lead to edema (excess fluid in the skin and tissues). Many medical problems can cause fluid imbalance: After surgery, the body usually retains large amounts of fluid for several days, causing swelling of the body.

does your body retain water if you don't drink enough? As you “lose” body water without replacing it, your blood becomes more concentrated and, at a point, this triggers your kidneys to retain water. The result: you urinate less. Less water also hampers the body's attempts at regulating temperature, which can cause hyperthermia (a body temperature greatly above normal).

Then, why does my body not retain water?

Diabetes insipidus is a condition in which your ability to control the balance of water within your body is not working properly. Your kidneys are not able to retain water and this causes you to pass large amounts of urine. There are two different types of diabetes insipidus: cranial and nephrogenic.

Does drinking a lot of water make you retain water?

According to the MSD Manual, drinking too much water can lead to low levels of sodium in the blood. This can cause the body's cells to swell and retain fluid. In some cases, the cells in the tissues of the face or extremities feel or look puffy if you've been over hydrating.

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