Water Retention and What to Do About It

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You may or may not have heard the term “water retention.” If you suffer from water retention, you probably know what it is and how to remedy it.

However, if you have just been advised you are retaining water, then this article will shed some light on the issue and give some tips for helping it.

Your cells are nourished by water passing through your capillaries (small blood vessels) where it then enters the tissues that surround. At times there can be something not right with the pressure in the capillaries or they may be “leaking.”

When this occurs, you will have a surplus of fluid accumulating in your tissue situated amid the cells and this fluid is unable to make its way back into your blood. These tissue spaces can then learn to accommodate the excess fluid and expand, allowing more fluid in. This is what is known as water retention.

From here you can suffer all kinds of issues such as puffiness, bloating, excess weight, tender/painful breasts and swollen ankles, legs and knees. Pregnant women can offer suffer from water retention as can older women.

A further complication of water retention is high blood pressure. It can be difficult to know if you do suffer from water retention and a visit to your GP can help. There are two types of water retention with Type 1 being treatable by herbs and diuretics whereas Type 2 can be controlled by diet.

What to do when you experience water retention

Consuming less salt may help as can drinking less alcohol and coffee or beverages that can dehydrate you. Hydration is vitally important and consuming the recommended amount of water is advisable.

Water retention does not mean you need to need to drink less water! Keeping healthy by exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet and steering clear of stress and toxins can help alleviate the symptoms of water retention.

Find a reliable bottled water supplier

Drinking water that has been treated by top-quality water filters is a fantastic way to help rid your body of harmful toxins. Going for a brisk walk and keeping hydrated with water and resting after can help your body cope with the removal of toxins and aid in helping to reduce any discomfort.

A visit to your doctor is always a good idea if the symptoms become too uncomfortable.

However, enough can’t be said about how good it is for you to consume plenty of clean, filtered drinking water daily. Get in touch with your local bottled water supplier today so you can begin your battle in beating water retention and feel a healthier, new you.