Liquid retention is one of the main reasons for weight gain. Feeling bloated is the main symptom that indicates that you may be suffering from water retention. And, if you have bumps on different parts of the body such as your face, hands, ankles, legs and feet, you probably suffer from this condition.
It can occur in all people and very often affects pregnant women. According to research by the University of Maryland Medical Center, the main causes of water retention are hormonal changes, pregnancy, menopause, and the body’s reaction to humid weather.
As we get older, it becomes increasingly difficult to digest food, since our stomach does not produce as much acid as it used to. Thus, a large amount of undigested food passes into the intestine where it can cause damage, such as inflammation and irritation in the intestinal wall.
Consequently, the wall of the intestine becomes thin and permeable, allowing undigested waste from food to enter the bloodstream. The immune system reacts to this invasion, which can cause allergic symptoms, such as water retention.