How to reduce water retention?

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Re: How to reduce water retention?

Postby kitty2 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:19 pm

jessicawongcs wrote:Anyone know how to reduce water retention :? :?


My friend told me by soaking your feet in warm sea salt water helps,you can try.

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Re: How to reduce water retention?

Postby kitty2 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:26 pm

jessicawongcs wrote:
kitty2 wrote:
jessicawongcs wrote:Anyone know how to reduce water retention :? :?


My friend told me by soaking your feet in warm sea salt water helps,you can try.


how to get warm sea salt water :?


Buy the sea salt from the supermarket and dissolve them in a basin of warm water,soak your feet till the water is not warm anymore.

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Postby caterpillar » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:29 pm

I ate less saltish food and stay active to reduce water retention.

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Postby MMM » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:38 pm

Due to pregnancy???

If so, I lift my legs up (eg. put a stool/ A4 paper box under the table when in office) and rest on bed. It helped to reduce the water redundancy on my legs.

But outside pregnancy, I realised that I am quite prone to water retention as well. This is visible on my face.

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Postby BlueBells » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:49 pm

A slice of papaya a day, keeps the water away :)

An overseas friend had water retention after going through chemo, and her doctor advised her to take papaya. No harm, since it fruit anyway, and it did reduce her water retention.

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Postby MMM » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:51 pm

jessicawongcs wrote: not due to preggie. dunoe why i have water retention :cry: so wish by sun tanning it can "dry up" the water :rotflmao: :stupid:


Not sure if that is a good idea as you would probably have pigmentation which is a costlier problem :wink:

I am on hypertension medication and in my case, this medication will help to reduce water retention in my body. So I got rid it that way.

Of course, I am not asking you to try that.

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Postby Funz » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:15 pm

Some common advise, drink enough water, exercise, cut back on salt.

Another advise, eat fruits that are high in potassium, like banana, berries and watermelon.

Natural diuretics, like cranberry juice or even caffeine. But be careful not to over do it as the reverse might happen. Too much diuretics will dehydrate the body resulting in the body retaining water to rehydrate.

Or lymphatic drainage massage. Actually, I think any massage will help get rid of some level of water retention and feels darn good too. :wink:

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Postby Happy Mama » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:15 pm

You can try doing a 1 day or 3 days detox program. Exercise also helps, in fact, very much. :D

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Postby Happy Mama » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:36 pm

jessicawongcs wrote:the thing is i dont perspire easily when i exercise :cry: think i cry is faster than i perspire... maybe that's why i have water retention


Then watch more sad movies... :rotflmao: No lah, just kidding only. :wink:

What about trying sauna?

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Postby Funz » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:43 pm

jessicawongcs wrote:the thing is i dont perspire easily when i exercise :cry: think i cry is faster than i perspire... maybe that's why i have water retention


alamak, no need to sweat a lot to lose water lah. Exercise improves circulation. Once circulation improves, your body's drainage system will improve also.

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