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Shvoong Home>Medicine & Health>Water retention Review

Water retention

Article Review   by:karengandah     Original Author: Mitamins Team
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What are the symptoms of water retention?
People with water retention may notice that a ring on their finger
feels tighter than in the past, or they might have difficulty in
putting on shoes. They may also notice a puffiness of the face around
the eyes, or in the feet, ankles, and legs. When water retention
symptoms(http://conditionsinfo.mitamins.com/ Water-Retention/Water-Retention-Symptoms.html)are present, pressure on the skin, such as from the elastic band on socks, may leave an indentation that is slow to disappear.
Dietary changes that may be helpful
If you have been diagnosed with water retention, you should take a look
at the amount of salt you consume on a daily basis. Most processed food
contains salt, as do most produced ingredients you cook with. So there
should not be any need to add extra salt as you prepare your dinner.
High salt intake should be avoided, as it tends to lead to water
retention and may worsen water in some people. A low-salt diet resulted
in reduced water retention after two months in a group of women with
unexplained edema. Your diet should be adjusted against water retention.
Lifestyle changes that may be helpful
If your water is affecting one of your limbs, the limb in question
should be kept elevated whenever possible. This allows fluid to drain
more effectively from the congested area. To decrease fluid build-up in
the legs, people should avoid sitting or standing for long periods of
time without moving.
Vitamins and supplements for water retention alleviation
Commonly, treatment consists of managing the underlying condition,
which may include inadequate nutrition; liver, heart, and kidney
disease; or obstruction of blood or lymph flow. In some cases, a
salt-restricted diet may be recommended. There are many vitamins and
supplements(http://www.mitamins.com/) that have been shown in studies to work against water retention. Just make sure your water retention vitamins(http://concernrelated.mitamins.com/ Water-Retention/Water-Retention-vitamin.html)and supplements do not get in the way of your other prescription medicines.
Published: October 29, 2007   
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