Water accumulation in the tissue happens when there are imbalanced liquid levels in the body. This can causes fluid retention.
Fluid retention most commonly happens in the following cases:
Lack of water dehydrates the body, thus retaining water in order to survive, causing swellings in the tissues.
- Excessive sodium intake
The excessive sodium intake and the reduced water intake often cause fluid retention.
- Vitamin B6 deficiency
Lack of vitamin B6 also causes fluid retention, so make sure you consume more bananas, tuna, potatoes, sunflower seeds, pistachios, or chicken.
- Magnesium deficiency
Low magnesium levels can also cause this condition. The best magnesium sources are spinach, avocado, nuts, dried fruits, and whole grains.
- Potassium deficiency
Potassium deficiency also causes fluid retention.
- Processed foods
Being high in sodium and sugar, processed foods are among the main edema causes.
- Consume more vegetables and fruits, as they are rich in flavonoids, which eliminate the excess water from the body
- Exercise regularly to boost the circulation in the legs, by compressing the muscles in the veins and helping the excess fluids to leave the body through urine and sweat
- To reduce the swelling, elevate the legs to rest them, and to accelerate the movement of fluids.
- Reduce the intake of salt
- Avoid showering with too hot water to prevent dehydration
- Do not wear tight clothes as they might impair the circulation.