Experiencing some puffiness, swollen legs and feet, and also stiff joints are unpleasant symptoms of water retention. There are actually three types of water retention, and first one of these (medical fluid retention) is actually caused by serious health conditions like heart and thyroid diseases, arthritis, or lupus. The other two types are cyclical and general water retention and they are associated with lifestyle and women’s menstrual cycles and usually are not subject to medical treatment.
The medical fluid retention has to be treated by doctors. But in case your health is fine, you should try try to follow these tips that Bright Side has prepared for you. These may help you forget about all the discomfort water retention brings.
Main symptoms of water retention:
Because of water retention, we might feel heavier than usual or be less active. Some other symptoms can include the following:
- Indentations in the skin
- Puffiness of the abdomen, face, and hips
- Some weight fluctuations
- Having stiff joints
- Bloating, especially in the abdominal area
- Experiencing swollen legs, feet, and ankles