Do you sometimes feel like your ankles, feet or legs are puffy and swollen? Well, this might be due to water retention, which is very common. However, this can be really frustrating. The water levels in the body are actually regulated by the circulatory and lymphatic systems. However, with time, the fluid can build up in the tissues, thus, causing swelling and bloating. If you make some lifestyle changes though, it might help to stop the water retention from becoming a more common problem. What can help with this is to try some natural remedies to relieve the symptoms.
WHAT CAUSES WATER RETENTION?
The people who are on hospital beds mostly, or in wheelchairs are the ones who experience the water retention more often. If you do not make a habit of moving regularly, it might be very hard for the lymphatic system to drain excess fluid from the tissues. This will in turn cause blockage in the lymphatic system, which will eventually lead to bloating. If you want to remove it, just keep moving.
2. HORMONE LEVELS
If you have high hormone levels like the insulin, cortisone, estrogen and progesterone, the body might hold onto the excess water. These hormones will affect the sodium levels in the body and will in turn cause water retention. Some medications can have this effect as well.
The thing that influences the water retention most is your diet. If you consume salt a lot, the body will hold onto more water. If you reduce the salt consumption, you will stop the problem of constant bloating.
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