Hormonal disturbance

One of the causes of water retention in the body is a low level of thyroid hormones, the imbalance between the hormones produced by the kidneys and nervous system. For example, in hypothyroidism (thyroid disease) greatly swells the face, and limbs. At the slightest suspicion that the swelling associated with the disease, you should visit your doctor.

Fluctuations in hormonal levels during the menstrual cycle can also cause water retention in the body. At this time, some women notice that they of inconvenience caused by bra straps, the usual shoes starts to cramp of the foot become tight rings on fingers.
The fluid in the body accumulates in the last months of pregnancy. In this case, do not panic, as after childbirth swelling will disappear.

Poor diet and bad habits

Fluid can linger in the body due to excess used in food salt and sugar. To solve this problem, we should reduce the amount of salt and sugar in the diet, to abandon pickles, canned food and confectionery.
To relieve the swelling, take regular capillary gymnastics. To do this, lie on your back, lift your limbs up and a few minutes of intense shake them.

Water retention in the tissues occurs because of the lack of certain nutrients (b vitamins, potassium, fiber). In this case, include in your diet fruits, fresh vegetables, cereals, red fish and greens.

In addition, fluid retention in the tissues cause allergens. To get rid of toxic substances, the body to the tissues attracts water, which is necessary for dissolution and withdrawal. The same happens with alcohol poisoning and Smoking, constant use of drugs.
Regular exercise and trips to the bath will help rid your body of excess fluid.


Another cause of fluid retention in the body is dehydration. If significantly reduce consumption of water per day, the body begins to stock up, holding it in the extracellular space.
To cope with swelling of legs, daily, soak feet for 10-15 minutes in warm water with sea salt and herbal extracts.

To prevent this from happening, you need to drink up to two liters of fluid per day. It can be pure water, herbal tea, juice, natural juices.