Excess fluid in the body increases weight, spoils the appearance, and is a symptom of possible internal disorders. If edema appears, you should consult a doctor to find out the cause and only then engage in the removal of excess fluid.
Limit the amount of salt you eat, as it retains water, neutralizes potassium, which is necessary for the functioning of the heart. Reduce the amount of salt you add to your meals and use herbs and spices instead of salt.
Give up alcohol. Alcoholic drinks, especially beer, retain fluid in the body and cause swelling.
Add herbs and vegetables to your diet that help remove fluid - beets, horseradish, celery, sorrel, nettle, etc.
Visit saunas and baths - under the influence of heat and steam, the liquid begins to be excreted from the body through the open pores. Add pine extracts to your bath water.
Drink diuretic drinks and teas, arrange "watermelon" days. A decoction of dried apple peel (one spoon per 200 ml of water), bearberry infusion (two teaspoons of dry raw materials per glass of boiling water) has a diuretic effect. Birch leaves can be brewed (two tablespoons of leaves in a glass of boiling water), add a little soda and drink a spoonful every three hours. Birch sap removes excess water well - drink it a glass three times a day.
Of diuretic teas, green tea or mate tea, a decoction of rose hips, lingonberries or caraway seeds are good. To eliminate edema of cardiac origin, it is necessary to drink an infusion of hawthorn or goldenrod. In case of kidney problems, you need to drink broths of highlander bird, horsetail, wheatgrass, etc.
Add potassium-containing foods to your diet as they help remove fluid from the body. These are dried apricots, prunes, strawberries, pumpkin, zucchini, cucumbers, cabbage, etc. Prepare a decoction of flaxseed, mix it with a decoction of sage and take such an infusion every day - the composition envelops the intestinal walls and does not allow liquid to accumulate.
Follow a special diet. A strict weekly diet begins with bowel cleansing (enema) and consists in the daily use of kefir - one and a half liters a day, adding certain foods to it (boiled potatoes, meat, fish, chicken, vegetables, fruits). It is important to try to eat a balanced diet and only eat low-calorie foods after the end of the diet.