Surely you’ve ever heard of fluid retention in the body… Has it ever happened to you? If this is your case, you know how uncomfortable it is swelling, which occurs mainly in the lower limbs. Although it is something that usually affects more women, men do not escape from this ailment.

Fluid retention is also known as edema, and occurs when the body is unable to remove the liquid, so it accumulates in some areas of our body. Initially, fluid retention is not a serious thing, but could indicate serious conditions in your health as hypertension, heart disease and liver problems.

The most common cause is derived from hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause. Also salt intake, lack of protein, excessive alcohol consumption, a sedentary lifestyle, heart disorders, impaired lymphatic vessels, obesity, varicose veins, thrombosis, heat or moisture.

But, how do I know if I suffer from fluid retention?

The symptoms are obvious, as you gain weight for no apparent reason, you feel swelling in the extremities (hands and feet), can cause cramps and aesthetically cellulite and considerable volume. The easiest way to tell if you retain fluids, is putting pressure on the skin in the swollen area, if left long mark is a clear sign that retain liquid.

This is the best way to stop fluid retention

Following these easy tips once discards health problems (as mentioned above). These home remedies are natural and completely effective when wanting to eliminate fluid retention.

  1. Drink Water! We have already talked about the benefits that drinking water constantly has. This way you can more easily expel liquid left over in your body.
  2.  Eat healthy: Diets low in salt, high in protein and vegetables will help you take care of your body water accumulation. Keep your low-fat diet for your liver to produce albumin which does not allow liquid to accumulate in your body.
  3. Exercise: Do it every day, and take at least half an hour a day of cardiovascular exercise, move your whole body and put it to walk. This also facilitates the work of your kidneys.
  4. Sleep 8 hours: Resting is vital to prevent fluid retention. If you suffer from fluid buildup in your legs and feet, lie down and raise them at least half an hour in the afternoon. Do not use tight clothes.
  5. Try diuretic herbs and vegetables: Infusions of hibiscus tea, juniper, parsley, asparagus and pineapple. They are excellent natural diuretics! You can try detox waters that add their antioxidant and diuretic properties to your diet.