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What exactly is water retention? I only get it when I go on a binge of drinking..Is it dehydration? I only drink beer when I do drink.

and how do I get rid of it..My doctor say I'm 11 pounds over weight as well thnx

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WOW! first off, i think the binge drinking is the real issue here. take this from someone who drank 'only beer' and later 'only liquid' that had alcohol in it! i no-longer drink anything that has alcohol. haven't for years. anyway, often when one drinks to excess they neglect all non alcohol liquids, thus leading to this dehydrating effect. they often don't eat properly either. at some point the body starts to react to this madness. i don't have the answer to all the physiological ramifications...i only know what it did to me over time... it made me extremely weak. it made me very sick. it made me sad. it made me hot. it made me cold. it made me paranoid. it made me finally say 'never again'...

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Your body holds in the water. Im not sure how to get it out.

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Could be cirrhosis of the liver that one of the symptoms especially in the legs.

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Your liver can't clear the poison out fast enough. You develop ascites which is your abdomen enlarging & getting firm as it is retaining fluids. If u stop drinking any alcohol & u haven't done too much damage to it, the damage may be able heal itself somewhat. If u r lucky. If the whites of your eyes & skin are yellowish, you've done quite a bit of damage. And cirrhosis is an awful way to die!

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Water retention is the opposite of dehydration--and a sign of serious damage to your body. If you can't quit drinking on your own, start going to AA meetings, and talk to your doctor about rehab. You're killing yourself, and apparently, not slowly.

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