Water Retention Home Remedies

  posted by: Dennis


water retentionEdema, or commonly known as water retentions, happens when there is as excessive accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the body.  For many women, the resultant swelling may be blamed to premenstrual syndrome due to the increase production of the hormone estrogen. However, the feeling of gaining weight or bloating due to too much water may be because of a lot of other causes such as:

  • Heart failure
  • Serious kidney diseases
  • Liver disorders
  • Thyroid problems
  • Starvation
  • Pregnancy
  • Allergy
  • Certain drugs

One of the most common telltale symptoms of edema is swelling of the lower extremities such as the legs, ankles, and feet which occurs as a result of the pull of gravity.  Basically, treatment for the condition revolves on treating the underlying causes.  On the other hand, a couple of water retention home remedies are widely available in order for swelling to subside.

Home Remedies for Water Retention

Primarily, elevation of your lower extremities frequently can help in banishing the extra fluid out of your system.  Exercises like walking, jogging and running are also good ways on how to drain fluid from edematous body.

Sodium intake should be reduced as it tends to increase possibility of water retention.  Junk food and processed ones are high in sodium thus should be avoided accordingly.  Diet should be rich in fruits and vegetables especially those high in potassium to help eliminate fluid which stays in the system excessively.

Natural diuretics such as lemon, cabbage, and cranberry juice to wonders. If you are suffering from PMS, drinking 8-10 glasses of water also helps as diuretic. Other lifestyle modification includes smoking cessation and cutting down intake of alcohol.  Finally, eating small frequent meals to avoid fluctuations in your blood sugar level.

Feeling bloated maybe a common occurrence, but can be extremely discomforting.  Therefore, by following the ware retention home remedies given above, you’ll be able to provide comfort and shed off some extra fluid in your body.




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Date: August 1, 2011 | Category: General Health
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