Water Retention / Toxins

Water retention and toxin buildup, refer to an excessive and abnormal accumulation of fluids or toxins in the circulatory system or body tissues. Those who have water retention or a huge amount of toxins in their bodies will tend to have a plump and bloated appearance.

Water retention and toxin buildup, refer to an excessive and abnormal accumulation of fluids or toxins in the circulatory system or body tissues. Those who have water retention or a huge amount of toxins in their bodies will tend to have a plump and bloated appearance.

Causes
  • Diet (Huge intake of salt) - As the body strives to maintain a balance of sodium and water, it will hold on to more water to offset excess salt intake.
  • Long hours of standing cause fluid to accumulate in the tissues of the lower leg.
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome - Some ladies experience water retention in the two weeks prior to menstruation.
  • Pregnancy  - Change in hormones encourage the body to hold onto excess fluid.
  • Oral contraceptives  - Pills that include Oestrogen can trigger fluid retention.
  • Dietary deficiency - Insufficient protein or vitamin B1 in the diet can cause water.
  • Medications - Certain drugs, including high blood pressure medication and anti-inflammatory drugs are known to cause fluid retention.
  • Daily stress, unhealthy eating habits, air and water pollution, over-consumption of medication and dehydration can clog our body with toxins. If these impurities are not gotten rid of promptly through detoxification, it will be absorbed into the body.
Consequences
  • Water retention will cause one's legs to swell and ache badly; and joints to feel stiff. Some may experience weight fluctuations or rapid weight gain over a few days or weeks.
  • Toxin buildup will cause fatigue, body odor, insomnia, joint pain, constipation and headaches.
Treatment
  • When it comes to reducing water retention and toxin buildup, cutting calories and increasing cardio exercises are not to going to help as those can only help you reduce fat but not water.
  • Many ladies have the misconception that water retention is due to the body having or storing too much water, thus they believe that drinking less water can reduce water retention problems. However, doing so will only cause the body system to start storing water, thinking that there is now a shortage. Thus, it is important to drink sufficient water, 6-8 glasses a day, to reduce water retention and toxin buildup.
  • Professional detox treatments are required to flush out the excess toxins and water in the body system.
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