how do i help relieve the fluid retention in my body?
i have lupus sle nephritis, its been really bad, first had hard bloated belly and then it turned into fluid all around my upper and lower abdoman very painful and also get swollen feet and legs due to it. there is even fluid around the bottom of my spin.
is there anything i can do?!
Hi there. I'm familiar with water retention and autoimmune ramifications from my own experience. Two things work for me. There is a very effective diuretic called hydrochlorothiazide "water pill" it can be taken as needed.
Surprisingly the more water you drink, the less you retain. I during a gallon or more a day.
Second, there are naturally diuretic foods, radish, coffee, tea, etc.
Here is a list.
Fruits and Vegetables
Any fruit with a large amount of water in it is a good choice for a diuretic. Many fruits, such as cranberries and juniper berries, are also good system cleansers and infection fighters. Many of the green leafy vegetables, while having diuretic properties, also have antioxidant and cancer fighting properties as well.There are many fruits and vegetables available to buy that can be used as a natural choice for a diuretic, such as:
These herbs are easy to add into your diet as additions to your ordinary meals to add a bit more flavor. Certain herbs, such as garlic, have also been shown to have heart healthy qualities. Some good diuretic herbs are:
Oats and Other Food
Not only can oats help fight against high cholesterol, but they are also perfect for fighting against fluid retention. Other things you can add to food, such as vinegars, can add to your potassium levels as well.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Some drinks that can be used as diuretics should not come as a surprise because of all their other health benefits. Anything with caffeine can be used as a diuretic, as well as:
Lemon in water.
Above suggestions from Phtartist are good.
To make it a more comprehensive program, you may add
3 things to the above and you will ensure greater success.
1. Deep breathing to engage the thoracic duct which is the largest lymphatic vessel in the body. Sets of breathing patterns 7"- 2" - 7" inhale-hold-exhale through the nostrils if possible 5' each set and repeat hourly
preferably. You may want to get more details at the normal breathing website for various options.
2. Daily exercise -mild to moderate. Best for your issue is bouncing on a trampoline 5'-10' max each time, multiple times daily. Walking is good too.
3. Massage your body (using a natural bristle brush with a long handle) twice daily. Once a week have a lymphatic massage (manual lymphatic drainage or MLD).
This is a professional level holistic protocol when combined with proper nutrition and hydration. You can experience results within days!
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