Retention of fluid in the body can cause a person a lot of trouble from an unfavorable change in appearance (puffiness, cellulite) to serious health problems. To get rid of fluid retention in the body, you need to find out and eliminate the cause of its occurrence.
One of the reasons for water retention in the body is a low level of thyroid hormones, an imbalance between hormones produced by the kidneys and the nervous system. For example, with hypothyroidism (a disease of the thyroid gland), the face and limbs swell strongly. At the slightest suspicion that the swelling is associated with a disease, be sure to visit a doctor.
Fluctuations in hormonal levels during the menstrual cycle can also cause water retention in the body. At this time, some women notice that they are uncomfortable with the straps of the bra, the usual shoes begin to constrict the feet, the rings on the toes become tight.
Fluid in the body accumulates in the last months of pregnancy. In this case, do not panic, as the puffiness will disappear after childbirth.
Improper diet and bad habits
Fluid can be retained in the body due to excess salt and sugar in the food consumed. To solve this problem, you should reduce the amount of salt and sugar in the daily diet, temporarily abandon marinades, pickles, canned food, and confectionery.
To relieve swelling, do capillary exercises regularly. To do this, lie on your back, lift your limbs up and shake them vigorously for several minutes.
Water retention in tissues occurs due to a lack of certain nutrients (B vitamins, potassium, fiber). In this case, include fruits, fresh vegetables, cereals, red fish and greens in your diet.
In addition, allergens cause fluid retention in tissues. To get rid of toxic substances, the body attracts water to the tissues, which is necessary for their dissolution and removal. The same happens with alcohol poisoning and smoking, the constant use of drugs.
Regular physical activity and going to the bath will help remove excess fluid from the body.
Dehydration of the body
Another reason for fluid retention in the body is dehydration. If you significantly reduce the consumption of water per day, the body will begin to make reserves, keeping it in the intercellular space.
To cope with leg swelling, daily immerse your feet in warm water with sea salt and herbal infusions for 10-15 minutes.
To prevent this from happening, you must consume up to two liters of fluid per day. It can be pure water, herbal tea, compote, natural juices.