Many circumstances can lead to excessive water retention and we can end up feeling bloated or having oily, swollen ankles.
— A recent NCBI study
SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA, June 17, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — There are many different circumstances that can lead to excessive fluid retention – also known as water retention or edema. We end up feeling bloated in the middle or we have oily, swollen ankles.
This can happen during pregnancy – especially in the latter part where the baby is larger and contributes more waste products to the mother’s elimination system. Swelling also occurs when people are exposed to toxic chemicals or the wrong medications. they eat a processed junk food diet; they are alcoholics; they don’t exercise enough; or they have some kind of injury, congenital or genetic problem with their detoxification and elimination system.
The kidneys are responsible for the water and electrolyte balance in the body, in addition to being the body’s main detoxifying and filtering organs. The kidneys filter a person’s blood 60 times a day. If people have problems with their liver and kidney function, this slows down detoxification and can lead to acidification.
Some people have digestive disorders that can make their digestive system sluggish and sluggish, which will also slow down detoxification. People with cardiovascular problems or congestive heart failure have problems with blood circulation, which limits blood supply to the kidneys. If the blood filtering process is compromised, pH levels can slip to acidic levels. This makes the blood a bit thicker with platelet viscosity. It also causes inflammatory conditions that can often spread to the urinary tract, bladder, and kidneys.
What are the best ways to support the kidneys?
Researchers have found that magnesium, of all the electrolytes, has the greatest influence on electrolyte balance and kidney function (see MDPI study). This is because magnesium controls the functioning of calcium in the body. Additionally, magnesium competes with sodium and preserves cellular potassium levels, which is important for cardiovascular health.
Magnesium helps the kidneys maintain optimal fluid and electrolyte balance and is essential for normalizing blood pressure, regulating insulin, bone health, vascular health, and heart rhythm. A recent NCBI study concluded that magnesium also has an anti-inflammatory effect. The study said: “Magnesium deficiency is a significant contributor to chronic low-grade inflammation which is a risk factor for a variety of pathological conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes.”
Kidney (kidney) disease can be the result – and also the cause – of magnesium deficiency. Kidney tubules become stiffer with age, losing too many alkalizing minerals such as magnesium. Premature aging, associated with impaired kidney function, can be caused by excess free calcium not controlled by enough magnesium. This makes it harder to control the pH balance, so acids take over. In response, the body seeks to rebalance itself via dilution with water – hence water retention.
Add magnesium and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
It may seem like a contradiction that you can have fluid retention and muscle cramps at the same time – but it can happen. Cramps occur when muscles become dehydrated and compress. This is due to the body being in drought and rationing water. Muscle fibers need plenty of water to expand and relax, but much of this water is redirected to other extracellular spaces to dilute toxic buildup and acidosis. Muscles also need more magnesium to control the calcium involved in muscle contraction.
If the cellular pH begins to drop too low, the body will seek to dilute itself with more water and it does this by limiting urinary water loss. See Dr. Batmanghelidj’s book and video on this subject: “The Body’s Many Cries for Water”. To do this, the brain sends signals to the kidneys to retain more sodium. As a result, the extra sodium draws more water into the extracellular spaces around tissue cells, causing puffiness and swelling (and sometimes inflammation).
As energy metabolism declines with a drop in pH, we begin to feel sluggish, tired, and lacking in focus as acidity robs us of water, oxygen, and proper use. magnesium. Optimal cell pH is 7 (neutral) for best metabolism and enzyme function.
If detoxification improves and cell hydration and pH can rebalance, the kidneys are able to get rid of excess sodium (and therefore excess water), thus alleviating the problem of Water retention. This is why a doctor will often advise you to avoid eating sodium (table) salt if you have a problem with water retention. But it is also important to pay attention to the detoxification and waste disposal system to solve the problem of water retention.
It is important to drink mineral water as this will ensure optimal kidney health and prevent water retention. The average adult can drink three liters of water per 24 hours for optimal hydration. When water is loaded with mineral electrolytes, especially magnesium, it becomes more hydrating to cells, which in turn supports the kidneys so they can filter and detoxify.
Relying on drinking water alone will not provide all the magnesium you need to replenish your levels. Transdermal magnesium may provide higher amounts (without diarrhea). You cannot overdose this way, as the skin selectively absorbs what it needs from the epidermis.
Avoid sugars, carbohydrates and alcohol
It’s also a good idea to avoid sugars, processed carbs, and alcohol, as these are all big contributors to acidity. Regular exercise will stimulate lymphatic circulation (another waste disposal system), absorb more oxygen, and transpire more waste. Massage moves the lymphatic system and saunas help excrete waste through the skin.
Certain plant foods help support the kidneys, including: herbal teas, fruits and vegetables. Herbs and spices that help the kidneys include milk thistle, dandelion, black cumin, garlic, roselle, horsetail, pomegranate, parsley, raspberry, juniper, oregano, caraway , hawthorn, fennel, cranberries, celery, mustard greens, melons and lemons. Green tea also has beneficial effects on electrolyte and water management.
Warning: Seek medical advice if your symptoms persist.
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