July 17, 2007 4:16am CST
Do you know some natural remedy for the water retention?
18 Jul 07
Actually, many cases of water retention is due to lack of water intake. When your body does not have enough water intake, it retains water, causing edema. Increase your water intake, and over about a week you will probably see a difference. Water intake means just water. Drink as much plain water as you can throughout the day. Alfalfa and parsley are two plants which are natural diuretics, there are many others. You can make a tea from the leaves and drink it. If your water retention is due to a heart condition, ensure you are eating sufficient amounts of protein and drinking plenty of water. If your water retention is due to a kidney dysfunction then your diet should be structured to place less stress on the kidneys. Source: http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/askquestion/324/water-retention-remedy-how-do-i-get-rid-of-water-r.html
17 Jul 07
Some common home remedies for water retention are: • Exercising in the swimming pool will be an excellent remedy for curing this problem. This is due to the water pressure forcing out the excess water out of the tissues and into the bladder. It is advised to exercise gently in the pool at the temperature of 80 to 90 degrees F. • Though diuretics are effective for the flushing out of excess water in the people with the heart, kidney or liver disease, they can also cause rebound edema. Continuous usage will activate the salt and water retaining hormones and when stopped, these hormones are activated and cause water retention. • Avoid foods high in salt like hotdogs, burgers, pizzas etc. They contain very high salt content and the fluid released will remain in the body till kidneys have a chance to excrete them which is about 24 hours. • Exercise has been shown to reduce the water retention by flushing out the water and salt through sweating, higher respiration and increased urine flow. If you have been sitting for a long time, walk up and down or climb stairs every hour. You can also try the following exercise: point the toes downward, then raise them up as high as possible which pumps up the calf and foot muscles. You can also raise your hands up overhead.