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The doctor said my kidneys are fine and the bloodwork was fine. I use compression hose right now.
Why do I throw up water whenever I put my legs up though? And why can't I breathe? I have been on a low-sodium diet for a few years now.
I don't void very often, but when I put my legs up I vomit water.
I am five foot six and weigh 225 lbs
Hello? I guess there's no answer.
At your current weight then we would consider you overweight so losing weight will help in the long term, especially to reduce strain on your joints. If kidneys and heart have been given the all clear then this may simply be dependent oedema so that may explain why your doctor is less concerned however there is room to increase your diuretics
Sometimes I will admit people for a few days of intravenous diuretics and daily weights to see how much fluid we can drive off.
Certainly you will need chest x ray if you have not had one recently
Is this a family doctor or a cardiologist?
It would not be unreasonable to ask for a second opinion if you can demonstrate large fluid swings. Did you have an ECHO?