What Causes Water Retention & Shortness of Breath?

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thorax x-ray of the lungs image by JoLin from Fotolia.com jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep1 span.image a:first').attr('href','http://i.ehow.com/images/a05/no/6c/causes-water-retention-shortness-breath_-1.1-800X800.jpg'); }); Shortness of breath can be serious. Water retention or shortness of breath can be signs of a minor medical problem or a result of something more serious. Water retention, or edema, occurs when fluid is retained in the bodily tissues. This can be triggered by poor diet, hot weather, lack of exercise or hormone-related issues. Shortness of breath can be associated with numerous conditions involving the respiratory system, obesity or allergies. Anytime water retention and shortness of breath occur together, the underlying problem can possibly be of a more serious nature. Cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy is a treatable disease affecting the heart, causing difficulties pumping blood through the body. Symptoms may or may not be present in the ... more
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