fluid retention

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can anyone suggest a good natural diuretic, i am 50 years of age perimenopausal, but i have recently started with fluid retetion around my lower legs, feet and fingers and its driving me mad!!!

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    Hi, I also want to know, I am straggling with the same thing.
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    Hot water with a slice of lemon and I think vitamin c tablets are a natural diuretic 
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    I have heard calcium tablets can help has anyone any thoughts on that
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    hi nanny

    try Natecal. ( calcium and D3 mix chewable) & B6 

    *Calcium

    Calcium supplements, according to a study done by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Center, North Dakota (1992) have been found to be helpful in reducing water retention.

    In this study it was determined that women who took calcium supplements each day retained less water. Calcium has also been shown to reduce bloating and breast tenderness. Ask your doctor if a calcium supplement is right for you.

    Jay xx

      

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      That is really good information. Wanted to point out, that calcium works in conjunction with magnesium and if we get too much of one it will deplete magnesium. From what I have been reading we all seem to be deficient in magnesium in the first place. I think there a different ratios of cal:mag.
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      Hi Maria

      i use to take Biovea calcium & magnesium from biovea web site..

      i then changed to Natecal ( Vit D & Calcium) 

      but also take magnesium as well in effervescant form ..

      good luck jay xx

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      hi 

      forgot to say .... B6 excellent for all peri symptoms we lack it during this phase ... i supplement with 150mg B6 daily ... never had water retention...

      Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is thought to help in cases of mild fluid retention. Good sources of vitamin B6 include brown rice and red meat.

      good luck Jayxx 

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    I was having the same issue and started taking an artichocke supplement capsule each day and so far I am doing well. Artichoke is also good for helping maintain choleterol levels. 
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    Hello. I wanted to ask a few questions about the fluid retention. Do you eat a lot of sodium or foods out of cans as from what I know that can contribute to fluid retention. If it has to do with changing hormones only as is not an indication of other health conditions rebounding( mini trampoline) as it helps with the lymph system, as well as strengthening veins and capillaries and might be a fun way of starting a day...
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      Hi Maria.  Thanks for that, i have a really healthy diet and i do lots of exercise including runnig, i am in training for the great wall of China half marathon next May !!  But the water retention is  much worse after exercise
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      Try drinkiing a glass full of Gatorade each day to replinish your electrolytes.Also, try to take in more water based fruits and veggies like watermelon and celery.
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      Hi nannyjayne. you are good to go and you have an wonderful goal!!The very best with preparing for+ the marathon. Hm. So sodium and potassium work together.  I wonder if eating foods that are high in potassium would make a difference. Like celery sticks with peanut or almond butter and melon and citrus fruits. And perhaps some Vitamin B6! Perhaps some tissue salts to replenish what has been lost through exercising.
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      also I have read (and my information is through research and reading ( not a medical specialist) that drinking a glass of water with celtic sea salt in it is apparently very beneficial for people that get let cramps at night. If there is not high blood pressure!! perhaps that would also help to replenish electrolythes with the many minerals that are in sea salt and counteract the fluid retention. Not to contradict what I had typed earlier. Sodium from canned food is not very beneficial to health nor is table salt, but apparently himalayan salt or celtic sea salt is different and beneficial to health. I know we live in a confusing world...not sure if this helps or is more confusing...I apologize if it is.....
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    Celery is a natural diuretic, some add celery seeds to their food, in casseroles etc.  There are many natural diuretic's.  Coffee is also suppose to be one.  Salt is a major cause of fluid retention.  6 grams daily is the max for consumption but you should also factor in that many foods contain salt particularly processed food. 

     

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