Does your regular Ring, wristwatch, bracelet, fits tighter than usual on certain days or in mornings. Do you feel tightness in the arm or legs. These may be signs of water retention. water retention is the buildup of excess fluid in the tissues. Water retention is typically first noticed by swelling of the extremities.
Some of the possible causes of water retention, include
Hormonal imbalance( in females)
How do you check if you have water retention
Check for Pitting (small indentations left on the skin after pressing on the swollen area)
Decreased flexibility in a hand, elbow, wrist, finger,or leg
Feelings of tightness in the arm or leg
Difficulty fitting into clothing
Ring,wristwatch, bracelet, shoe that fits tighter than usual
Pain, aching, heaviness, or weakness in the arm or leg
Redness, swelling or signs of infection
Skin that feels stiff or taut
How to get rid of water retention
Most important treatment for water retention is have lots of fluids,Drink plenty of water as it dilutes urine and thus helps in removing excess salt and prevents or reduces oedema.
Avoid excess salt - especially raw salt.Too much salt in junk food ,in pickles or salted nuts or popcorn makes our body retain fluid .
Exercise can relieve the body of excess fluid and salt through sweating , increased respiration and ultimately increased urine flow .
Sip herbal teas: green teas like mint or jasmine have a mildly diuretic effect