Fluid retention can affect your quality of life and well-being. Find out what it is and what causes it, the symptoms to look out for, and how to treat it.

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Water retention manifests in different ways. The most common symptoms include swelling in the legs, hands, ankles and abdomen. It can also cause a feeling of heavy limbs and temporary weight gain due to excess fluid retention in the body.

Causes of water retention

What causes fluid retention? The answer is not always straightforward as there are several contributing factors:  

  • Poor circulation (e.g. venous insufficiency).
  • Kidney disorders (e.g. chronic kidney disease).
  • Hormonal changes (e.g. during pregnancy and the menopause).
  • Medication (e.g. corticosteroids and antidepressants).
  • Excess sodium intake (table salt)
  • Prolonged standing or sitting (which can hinder the return of venous blood to the heart). 

How to reduce fluid retention? 

Fluid retention is a common issue that is best managed with the right combination of cosmetic products, professional treatments, a balanced diet, physical exercise and healthy lifestyle habits. Here are 4 essential tips: Se trata de una problemática común pero que puede abordarse con una combinación adecuada de productos cosméticos, tratamientos profesionales, dieta equilibrada, ejercicio físico y hábitos de vida saludables. Te damos 4 consejos clave: 

1. Diet and nutrition 

Diet plays a critical role in managing fluid retention. Maintaining a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains promotes the elimination of toxins and retained fluid and helps maintain a healthy weight.

Cutting down on salt is also crucial since high sodium levels can cause your body to retain more water.

Therefore, you should always try to avoid high-sodium processed and pre-packaged foods and instead opt for fresh options and homemade meals whenever you can. 

2. Make the most of food supplements, professional treatments and body care products 

Specific treatments and products are available to help combat fluid retention and leg swelling.

grascontrol® detox powder is a diuretic food supplement designed to promote the elimination of toxins and fluids from the body. Its combination of turmeric, birch extract and artichoke promotes detoxification in the body. 

grascontrol® detox powder is not suitable for people allergic to salicylates, individuals currently receiving anticoagulant treatment, or those with liver or gallbladder disorders (including gallstones). This product should not be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please read the instructions and seek medical advice if you are currently on medication or plan to use the supplement for a prolonged period of time. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Body treatment: bodyshock®

bodyshock® is our range of cosmetic products and professional treatments designed to enhance your figure and tackle the main cosmetic concerns.

bodyshock® combines advanced technologies, specific massage techniques and specific active ingredients to boost circulation, drain excess fluids and firm the skin. 

3. Physical exercise

Exercising regularly can boost blood and lymphatic circulation, facilitating the elimination of fluids and toxins from the body. Why not try incorporating walking, swimming, cycling, or yoga into your daily routine to help prevent fluid retention in the legs and improve your general health and well-being?

4. Healthy habits for preventing water retention

In addition to diet, specific body treatments and physical activity, building healthy habits into your routine can help prevent water retention. Here are some simple habits with a big impact:  

  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day
  • Raise your legs above the level of your heart when resting.
  • Avoid sitting or standing in the same position for long periods of time and remember to stretch.
  • Limit your intake of alcohol and caffeine since they can dehydrate the body.

While these tips are beneficial, if you are serious about managing your fluid retention, be sure to make an appointment with a professional: are you interested in trying bodyshock® treatment?