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Water Benefits Health News -- Water Retention Causes and Remedies
April 16, 2019

Water Benefits Health News, Issue #61

April 16, 2019

Hello Water Friend,

Many people come into the health food store where I work asking for water pills on a regular basis, so I know that water retention is a common health issue.

Just a few of the symptoms of water retention include bloating and swelling, stiffness in the joints, discolored skin, aches and tenderness in arms and legs, and weight gain.

Even if you do not experience the symptoms of water retention on a regular basis, most of us do experience one or more symptoms of water retention on occasion.

Interestingly, water retention is one of the body’s adaptive measures to correct dehydration inside the vital cells of the body, such as the brain cells, the liver cells, the kidney cells, the lungs, and other important organs.

Even though there are many other potential causes of water retention, dehydration is often the initial cause. And in some cases, simply drinking more water can help to alleviate symptoms.

However, it is important to understand all the potential causes of water retention and to know when it is necessary to get medical help.

Thus, our feature article this issue is about the “Causes of Water Retention and What to Do About Them.”

I also wrote an article recently answering the question about whether water pills (i.e., diuretics) are healthy. This article includes suggestions for food and supplements that are effective natural diuretics.

Happy hydration into spring!

Nancy Hearn, CNC

Feature Article

Causes of Water Retention and What to Do About Them

The most commonly known cause of water retention is eating too much refined salt.

Other reasons may involve allergies, hormonal changes, specific disease conditions, side effects of medications, or even a hot climate.

What most people do not realize, however, is that one of the least recognized but most prevalent causes of water retention is dehydration.

Thus, contrary to what one may think, drinking more water will often help to alleviate the symptoms of water retention.

Read more here . . .

Related Articles

Are Water Pills Healthy? Natural Diuretics to Consider

Foods That Make You Retain Water

Water and Salt – Balanced Intake Is Essential for Health and Hydration

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Nancy Hearn is a certified health and nutrition consultant, hydration specialist, fitness advisor, and freelance web writer. She is the author of and has published numerous health articles and eBooks.

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