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I have just been in Madrid . 40+ degrees. My whole body swells

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I have just been in Madrid . 40+ degrees. My whole body swells in hear. ESP my ankles, legs and fingers. My eyes are also puffy. This happens every time I go somewhere hot. Even last wk at a wedding. Within an hour I was swollen due to hot weather. This is really getting me down and ruins my holidays or events in summer. Please tell me there is something I can take, or do? I'm 6ft. Very slim. Active( ran the London marathon this Year).
Please advise me? I tried water tablets in Madrid. But no effect. I rarely drink alcohol. And I avoid sodium in my diet.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
can you please list all your meds including OTC pain killers if any?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I only take citalopram . 40 mg a day
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Thanks for this reply. do you take anything OTC?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No. Only occasional paracetamol or inbruprophen.i tried taking water retention tablets in madrid(aqua ban), nothing worked
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I read somewhere to take 25mg of Hydrochlorothiazide
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
do you eat salt?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Lots of salt can do this

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