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Old 12-21-2020, 05:33 AM
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Edema or Fluid Retention: 5 drinks that can help get rid of excess water from your body

Fluid retention is a common health issue caused due to excessive accumulation of fluid in body tissues. Here are 5 drinks that work as a diuretic and help reduce water retention and bloating.

Do you often feel bloated, especially in the abdominal area, and have swollen legs, feet and ankles? If yes, you’re probably experiencing water or fluid retention, known as edema in medical terms. It is a common health issue caused due to excessive accumulation of fluid in body tissues. A number of factors can make you retain excess fluid in the body. These include high sodium intake, poor circulation, standing or sitting too long, vitamin deficiencies, stress, pregnancy, menstruation, hot weather, exposure to high altitudes, allergies, high blood pressure, heart problems, kidney problems, chronic lung disease, liver disease, thyroid disorders, certain medications and oral contraceptives.Symptoms of fluid retention include swelling and puffiness in the affected body parts, stiff joints, weight fluctuations, a bloated feeling, and increased blood pressure and pulse rate.Below are some natural remedies to remove the excess water from your body. If your problem persists, see a doctor. Consistent water retention might be a symptom of a serious condition such as: deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary edema (fluid buildup inside your lungs) or fibroids in women.

Dandelion tea: Research has shown that dandelion has a diuretic effect, meaning it can increase the flow of urine. It is also rich in potassium, which helps reduce sodium levels in the body. Add one teaspoon of dried dandelion herb in a cup of hot water. Keep it for about 10 minutes. Strain and drink this solution three times a day. Note: dandelion tea may interfere with certain drugs. So, consult your doctor before trying this home remedy.

Parsley tea: This vegetable is also a natural diuretic, and thus it is helpful in reducing water retention and bloating. To make parsley tea, add 2 teaspoons of dried parsley leaves in a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink it up to three times a day.

Lemon Juice: Drinking lemon juice will make you urinate more frequently and decrease the amount of water retention. Lemon is also a strong detox agent that helps flush out toxins from your body. Mix two tablespoons of lemon juice in a cup of warm water. You can also add honey to it. Drink the solution once daily for a few days or until you see improvement.

Fennel Seeds: Studies have shown that fennel seeds work as a diuretic and help flush out excess sodium and water from your body. This in turn helps reduce water retention. It also prevents the build-up of toxins in the body, aids digestion, relieves gas and stimulate perspiration. Steep one teaspoon of fennel seeds in a cup of hot water. Strain it and drink this tea three times a day until you see improvement.

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