How to reduce excess volume and swelling by naturally eliminating fluids
Excess volume is often associated with fluid retention. Sometimes, we can say at specific moments, especially in the case of women, there are some days when they are more predisposed to notice a series of symptoms such as feeling of heaviness, of swelling, which is sometimes reflected in the area of the lower abdomen, and also in the legs, especially in the ankles.
These symptoms usually appear on certain days of the month, sometimes before menstruation appears, sometimes during menstruation. At other times the fluid retention and the feeling of being swollen or of weighing more also appear when the woman is going through the stage known as climacteric or premenopause, before entering menopause.
The retention of liquids and the consequent excess of volume or weight gain, in the aforementioned cases they are totally normal, but if we suffer from constant fluid retention and without these situations occurring, we should go to the doctor to do a good review and look for possible causes.
The kidneys when they work well filter about 180 liters of fluid per day and from those 1.5 liters liquids are eliminated in the form of urine, the kidneys are also responsible for purifying all the blood,
As the years go by the kidneys lose their ability to filter, and to eliminate waste, they no longer filter with the same efficiency.
In some cases and suffering from some diseases such as diabetes or hypertension that is not well treated or controlled contribute to damage the kidneys.
By retaining liquids we force to work even more to some organs, not only the kidneys, but also the heart and the liver, this occurs because they have to work with much more volume of liquid, so we must take care of ourselves and favor the good functioning of the kidneys.
Tips to favor the elimination of liquids
Below we provide a series of tips that can help us when it comes to removing liquids.
We must take care of ourselves and that starts from the diet, including in our diet foods rich in water, fiber and containing nutrients and diuretic properties with what will help the kidneys when it comes to eliminating both toxins and excess fluids.
Accompany the meals with salads, salads that we can prepare with canones, arugula, endives, lettuce, watercress, spinach.
To avoid that the kidneys work in excess or more forced we must drink between a liter and a half or two liters of water a day.
Prepare vegetable creams, only with water and an onion and do not add cheese or cream. When preparing pasta or rice, accompany it with some vegetables such as zucchini or carrot. If you like gazpachos and vegetable smoothies, prepare them frequently since these recipes are highly diuretic.
Be careful with salt, and not only with what you can incorporate into the recipes, you have to be careful with processed foods such as preserves, many of these foods come with salt, it is healthier to resort to fresh foods.
We must also take care of the nuts that are already provided with salt, and potato chips, or snacks.
Know the properties of the rose hip and hibiscus infusion
Some herbs and medicinal plants have properties that can help us promote the elimination of liquids and excess volume. Here's how to prepare an infusion with rose hip and hibiscus, two beneficial plants that They will help us to take care of the kidneys and our health.
To prepare the infusion we will take a teaspoon of each of the two plants for each cup of water that we are going to prepare.
The infusion can be taken after eating, it will also help us to make a good digestion, and to eliminate liquids. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.