Water retention is a situation in which the body retain more sodium and water than required, especially in the belly and lower legs. Can caw undesirable swelling and weight gain.
Water retention can be caused by increased salt consumption, low nutritional potassium intake, bad blood and lymphatic circulation, pathological issues (renal, cardiac, circulative, hormonal). Also water retention is usual during the premenstrual syndrome and during pregnancy.
Proper diet and physical activity, acan reduce fluid retention symptoms. Low salt and sugan consumption, and high water, and potassium intake are essential for fluid balance. Also daily physical activity and reduction of sedentary habits can be very helpful.
Natural nutritional supplement with green tea, green coffee and diuretic herbs, such as solidago, betula, nettle, parsley, dandelion, juniper, cherry stalk, horsetail can help proper fruid balance.
In healthy subjects water retention can be easily be treated with diet and physical activity changes. Refer to a doctor is fluid retention symptoms are persistent or getting worse. Also women during pregnancy and individuals with chronic or pathologic conditions must treat water retention only with theri doctor's advice.