I have seen 3 or 4 different patients that I have that are fluid overloaded that I am unable to take a decent amount of fluid off of.
Blood Pressures are great and sometimes hypertensive.
4-8kg fluid overload
Common theme is diabetes and neuropathy.
I've tried various fluid profiles for removing and nothing seems to work.
The most I can get off of this type patient is about 3-3.5kg without them cramping like crazy.
Anybody have this problem?
Yes I've done fluid education and yes they come in for extra treatments now to help get that fluid off.
Since most of the fluid is lower extremity has anyone asked patients to use compression stockings before coming into treatment to help push the fluid back into the blood vessels?