We find out what excess fluid retention is, what causes it and how to combat it
Do you feel bloated and heavy and think it might be water retention? Have you seen the famous orange-peel skin typical of cellulite increase and want to take immediate action? Even though you are not overweight, do you notice some accumulation of fat that you would like to get rid of? This is the article for you! Today we will talk about how to combat water retention by analysing its causes and then we will introduce you to a valuable ally for draining excess fluid. But how can you tell if you suffer from water retention?
There are several specialised tests that can be carried out to find out if you really suffer from fluid retention, such as the urine specific gravity test. However, to confirm this, there is also a do-it-yourself test that is quite effective: press your thumb firmly on your thigh for a few seconds, if once you remove your finger you see its imprint on your thigh, it is likely that you have water retention.
What is water retention and what causes it?
Very often, mistakenly, it is thought that the basis of being overweight is water retention. In fact, the opposite is true: significant weight gain slows down diuresis, which encourages fluid retention. This is a widespread disorder, especially among women (it is estimated that more than 30% of the Italian female population suffers from it), which consists of the retention and accumulation of liquids in the tissues and, specifically, in the areas most prone to the accumulation of fat. Abdomen, thighs and buttocks are, therefore, the most affected areas in which we see oedema and swelling.
Poor lymphatic and blood circulation means that, in addition to liquids, toxins also stagnate in the tissues, altering the metabolism. The cause of water retention may be certain kidney or heart diseases, but in most cases it is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. Several factors contribute to fluid retention, such as:
- sedentary lifestyle or a life that leads to standing too long without moving around
- an unbalanced diet rich in salty foods
- alcohol and caffeine consumption
- drug abuse
- wearing clothes that are too tight or heels that are too high
Fighting water retention
By correcting counter-intuitive behaviours and some unhealthy habits, embracing a more balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables, eliminating excesses and dedicating at least one day a week to a detoxifying diet based above all on liquids, you will certainly live better and begin to fight water retention.
In addition to balance in the kitchen, another very useful thing to fight water retention is certainly physical activity, done with constancy and in the right way will succeed in reactivating the microcirculation. Specifically, walks or cycling are very indicated, to strengthen the calf and thigh muscles, at the end of which it is important to do a stretching session performed with the legs upwards to encourage venous return and eliminate toxins.
Finally, it is very important to support the body by taking specific and highly functional products such as draining dietary supplements, which are perfect for favouring the elimination of liquids and fighting cellulite.
Physiobalance® Drainage: the right ally to combat water retention
Physiobalance® Drenante is a food supplement in capsule form containing Spirea Ulmaria and Bromelain, two substances that have multiple anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombotic, digestive and diuretic properties, perfect for combating water retention. Gluten and lactose-free, it is a powerful ally against fluid retention and cellulite that can also be taken to combat varicose veins and varicocele.
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