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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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