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06 Sep 2007

Water retention in face and abdomen
I am currently on Prednisone for sarcoidosis. The medication is causing me to have a bloated face and tummy. I have been told it is due to water retention. Is there any form of treatment.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Sats
Unfortunately corticosteroids such as Prednisone do cause water retention and puffiness. Discuss this problem with the doctor who is treating you with the medication as he/she may be able to prescribe mild diuretics to assist you to shed some of the water.
Best regards
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