Treating the temporary symptoms not related to disease or illness can be easily managed with over the counter remedies or natural diuretics . One of the most common is dandelion, which can be eaten or made into a delicious tea. Celery , watermelon and parsley are also considered natural diuretics as well, and can be enjoyed in small amounts to help reduce the water hoarding the body is engaging in. And, while natural diuretics for water retention are helpful to add into a diet, avoiding salt is even more important. Avoiding excess sodium not only contributes to lower blood pressure, but it is very important to a water retention diet because of the delicate water to sodium balance the body needs to consistently maintain.
Hello, I have had terrible fluid retention (about 10-15 pounds that appeared overnight for the last year and a half.) I’ve had every blood test, stool test imaginable. The basic blood test showed possible dehydration and everything else is fine including kidney function. My diet is caffeine free and full of whole foods. I exercise daily which allows me to sweat out some fluid (Since this fluid retention I sweat excessively and very easily during exercise- the extra layer of fluid makes me feel very hot.) I drink around 3 litres of water per day. I’ve tried to add some pink Himalayan salt to food but this makes the fluid worse. Fluid is sometimes really smooth and other items really puffy suggesting that it’s moving between intracellular and extracellular. I’ve tried drinking more water but I just hold more. If I get hot or sweat slightly I become even puffier! I’m so fed up, please help!
Drinking water may seem counter-intuitive, but it’s important to understand that the body often retains water because it is dehydrated. Proper hydration encourages the body to release excess water rather than store it up for later use. Water also helps the liver convert fat into energy. If you don’t drink enough water, kidney can’t flushes out waste from the body. Now it takes the help of liver which makes liver overworked. Liver can’t perform its vital function, and it can’t flush out toxins and other waste. Instead, they build up inside the body and cause bloating and swelling.