How much sodium intake to cause water retention?

It depends on....... Many factors include whether you take meds like water pills and calcium blockers, and actos, (pioglitazone) whether you have kidney disease, and whether you have heart failure. Some people tend to have fluid retention without these factors coming into play (benign essential edema). The reasonable sodium restriction to consider is under 2000mg/day by eating fresh fruits/veg and avoiding cured meat & salted food.

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I'm trying to cut my sodium intake, how long before water retension gets less?

Less water retention. One cannot say how long it will take you to mobilize your edema. It depends on what caused it. Was it due to a low serum albumin, heart or kidney disease, or varicose veins, among others? You should see a physician to assess your issue and provide answers and a treatment plan. You should weigh yourself daily and if you are gaining weight daily, you are retaining fluid, the conserve is also true. Read more...

What can I do about water retention during my period? I limit sodium and try to drink more water, but still sometimes feel as if I'm retaining water.

See below. There is not a good solution to this prolem, probably related to hormonal changes during the cycle. Avoid salt and carbohydrates as you are doing, use of diuretics leads to unacceptable problems like electrolyte deficiences and worsening of the problem.Use of ace inhibitors and Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) should be restricted and used in severe cases, and you should contact a physician. Read more...

I put on 1 dress size just before n during my menses. Is there anyway I can reduce d water retention? I take low sodium n less oil diet

Progesterone, B6. Pms symptoms that include fluid retention, breast tenderness, mood swings, cravings, headache r a sign of estrogen dominance. Get some Progesterone cream at health food store. Would be best to see a doctor who uses bio-identical hormones for this, but you can get it over the counter. Vitamin b6 also helps fluid retention, as does celery. "fluid pills' known as diuretics r a prescription option. Read more...
Lots of options. Birth control methods will help with this especially those that minimize your bleeding time or delay the onset of periods. Some pills like loestrin 24/4 give you a very limited hormone withdrawal which will help you. Seasonique is a brand which only gives you 3 periods a year. Some doctors will give a diuretic medication before your cycle to help prevent water retention. Read more...

Severe water retention with period, any natural way to alleviate? I already reduce sodium. Does exercise and green tea help? Does cranberry juice?

Water retention. Over the counter medications containing diuretics can help. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with your physician's approval. Sipping green tea can help as it has a diuretic effect. So can exercise. Read more...

I have struggled with water retention inns recent trip to Europe and today with our hot weather. I get it in my feet and ankles. I don't eat high amounts of sodium. Is there a natural way to manage water retention that seems to be creeping up on me at 50.

Need to be seen . first to find a cause for your edema 'water retention' , then look for a treatment. Although salt retention is a common cause, there are causes too, can be your heart, kidneys, liver, or may be your thyroid, etc.. Better see your doctor for evaluation, good luck . Read more...