Water retention and its subsequent weight gain is a particularly bothersome issue for women of all ages. Let’s learn all about it.
Understanding water retention
Water or fluid retention is also referred to as edema. It occurs in the circulatory system and may cause bloating, and swelling in the extremities, such as the legs, feet, and ankles.
People who lead extremely sedentary lifestyles with little exercise or those who are bedridden are susceptible to this condition.
Edema can also be indicative of kidney disease or heart failure, so if you have a severe case of it, or a severe sudden onset, get emergency medical care.
For the non-severe varieties, that cause swelling, bloating, and discomfort, there is no underlying medical condition, but making changes in your diet and exercise habits can help.