Easy Ways to Get Rid of Excess Water Weight

The water content of a human body is more than 60%. This water content plays a major role in the functioning of life and all its aspects. However there can be situations where our bodies tend to hold or retain water more than it should. This condition of excess water retention is clinically termed as edema. Edema (excess water retention or fluid retention) is often the side effect of chronic inflammation. Edema can also be caused due to kidney failure, poor diet, exposure to toxins and food intolerances. During the luteal phase of pregnancy of menstrual cycle, women may sometime experience excess water retention. Even though edema of excess water weight does not bother much of the people, it can leave negative impact on your life, its quality and appearance.

Easy Ways to Get Rid of Excess Water Weight

Easy Ways to Get Rid of Excess Water Weight

There are some easy ways to get rid of excess water weight. The most significant of them is to develop a habit of exercising regularly. Within a short period do time you will be able to reduce your excess water weight with the help of exercise. There is no particular format of exercise that you need to follow. Any form of exercise will make you sweat which in turn will make you lose the excess water retained in your body. Depending on the factors like the amount of heat you are exercising under and the clothing you are wearing, you lose about 0.5 to 2 litre (16 to 64 oz) of water or fluid per hour while exercising. This happens as during the process of exercising, our bodies tend to shift a lot of water into our muscles. The water outside the cell can therefore get reduced and the soft look of the people decrease along with it. You must also keep in mind that you need to drink enough or plenty of water while you are training or exercising. Other than exercising, adding sauna session to your gym session increases the option to sweat out more therefore bringing down your excess water weight.

Other Easy Steps to Lose Excess Water Weight

Adequate Sleep: Increase your hours of daily sleep since sleep controls the hydration levels and prevents excess water retention. A healthy amount of sleep per night should be around 7 to 9 hours.

Stress Management: Stress less since due to stress hormonal imbalance occurs. The hormone which controls the water retention capacity therefore signals the kidneys to hold in more water than required.

Oral Rehydration: Increase your intake of electrolytes like potassium to maintain water balance.

Salt Intake: Manage your salt intake since the sodium in our bodies handle the hydration level.

Supplements: You should consume magnesium supplements, Begin your intake of dandelion supplement and also drink enough water.

Natural Food: Focus of foods like green leafy vegetables and fruits like bananas and avocados. Garlic, corn silk, horsetail, parsley, fennel, nettle and hibiscus can be used as alternative medicines to bring down excess water weight.

Cut Down: Cut your carbs intake.

Consume Tea: You should opt for caffeine supplements or you should drink tea or coffee. Both these beverages are known to have high caffeine content and caffeine tends to bring down the excess water weight in your body.

You should change your habits like sitting all day which disrupts and misbalances your blood circulation, physical activity is very necessary to bring down excess water weight. You must also try and stop the consumption of packaged food and decrease your salt intake. Certain medications may increase the water retention process therefore check with your doctor before consuming any pill.

In case of necessity, take in doctor prescribed water pills. These pills activate your kidneys and make them flush out all the excess water through the urine.

Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:August 28, 2023

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