How does our body get rid of toxins?
Water or Fluid Retention is an accumulation of excessive fluid in the circulatory system, body tissues or cavities. The circulatory system moves nutrients, gases and wastes to and from cells to help fight diseases as well as helping stabilize the body's temperature and pH. Two types of fluids move through the circulatory system: blood and lymph. The blood and the heart and blood vessels form the cardiovascular system. The lymph and the lymph nodes and lymph vessels form the lymphatic system.
What is the importance of Lymphatic System?
One of the lymphatic system's major jobs is to collect extra lymph fluid from body tissues and return it to the blood. This process is important because water, proteins, and other substances are continuously leaking out of tiny blood capillaries into the surrounding body tissues. If the lymphatic system didn't drain the excess fluid, it would build up in the body's tissues and they would swell.
The lymphatic system also helps defend the body against germs like viruses, bacteria, and fungi that can cause illnesses. This is done by Lymphocytes present in the lymph nodes, which are small masses of tissue located along the network of lymph vessels.
The spleen is located in the upper left part of the abdomen under the ribcage. It works as part of the lymphatic system to protect the body, clearing worn-out red blood cells and other foreign bodies from the bloodstream to help fight off infection.
What are the common causes of Water Retention?
Lack of physical activity
Having excess salt in the diet
Heart and Kidney disorders
Some medications like birth control pills, anti-inflammatory drugs
What are the symptoms of Water Retention?
Symptoms occur in the affected area in which water is being retained.
Areas of skin that stay indented when pushed in with a finger, known as pitting edema
Aches and tenderness in the limbs
What are treatments for Water Retention?
Home remedies like keeping the lower extremities on a raised level for 3 to 4 times in a day.
A massage in the direction of the heart.
Diet modifications like reducing salt intake and increasing intake of Magnesium, Potassium and Vitamin B6.
Improving physical activity
What treatment is available at Define Aesthetics for Water Retention?
Define Aesthetics Lymphatic Drainage treatment uses intermittent pneumatic presso-therapy massages the extremity and stimulates Lymphatic System to improve Lymphatic drainage. It helps improves circulation, helps in the drainage of fat and toxins and reduces water retention.