What Causes Water Retention and How to Avoid It

Swellings in the hands, feet, and legs are a result of water retention, or otherwise known as edema. Edema is manifested by the buildup of fluids in the tissues, circulatory system, and cavities. The most common reasons for water retention include premenstrual syndrome, physical inactivity, sedentary lifestyle, pregnancy, and use of certain medications. Swellings often…

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