Water retention sucks, and sometimes it seems impossible to get rid of. Often times water retention is easier to prevent than getting rid of it. So, here are the causes of water retention and how to avoid it.
Water retention goes by a couple different names – whether it be fluid retention, water retention, or edema, they all suck equally. It occurs when excess fluids build up inside the body. It occurs in the circulatory system or within tissues and cavities.
It causes you to swell around your legs, feet, ankles, hands, fingers, wrists, and etcetera. It is extremely painful too! While this isn’t a very serious health issue, it can scarcely be an indicator of heart failure or kidney disease.Loading…
Symptoms of Water Retention:
- Swelling of body parts (ankles, feet, and hands) – Are your rings feeling tight on your fingers? Shoes rubbing or pinching for no reason?
- Bloated tummy – Finding it hard to fit into your favorite pair of jeans?
- Feeling stiffness or aching
- Weight fluctuations
- Joints may feel stiff
- When pressed the skin may hold the indent for a few seconds
Water retention can be caused by a number of things. Pregnant women often experience this as a side effect of pregnancy. Other times, a diet that is too rich in sodium can cause this. If you constantly eat salty foods without drinking water, your body will start to use its reserves.