How Herbal Water Tablets Help You Manage Menopausal Fluid Retention
Hot flushes, night sweats, dry skin, bloating and puffiness: if you’re experiencing the menopause, you’re probably familiar with at least some of these symptoms.
The menopause is a huge change in your hormones, so it is not surprising that it brings with it a smorgasbord of often inconvenient symptoms. One of the most commonly reported and bothersome of these is water retention, particularly around the tummy and ankles.
You may first notice that you’re suffering from water retention when your favourite jeans feel a little too snug, you can’t take your rings off easily or your strappy sandals start pinching.
Doctors often prescribe Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to relieve some of the symptoms of the menopause. However, given some of the risks that are thought to be associated with this type of treatment, more and more women are choosing to find ways to manage their symptoms naturally, without prescription medicine.
Here are our top five tips for helping to alleviate the discomforts associated with the menopause using natural methods instead of hormone therapy.
- Get Flush With Fluids!
Drinking at least 6 – 8 glasses of clear fluid a day is an absolute must to keep your kidneys working efficiently, flushing toxins and unwanted fluid out of your system.
Plain water is the best option, but let’s be honest, it can get a bit dull! It’s tempting to swap a few glasses for coffee or a cola, but they could make matters worse: too many caffeinated drinks will make you urinate more frequently, dehydrating you and making your body conserve more water.
So instead of reaching for the caffeine, try adding fresh lime and a few mint leaves to a glass of iced water for a tasty, refreshing and very healthy drink.
- Focus on Feel-good, Hydrating Foods
A diet with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits is essential for good health, whatever your time of life. However, around the time of your menopause it is more important than ever to choose foods that will help you manage your weight and which will support bone density.
Try including foods with high water content in your diet like watermelon and cucumber to aid hydration and help manage water retention.
Cruciferous veggies like broccoli are well-known for their health benefits, with mood-boosting properties and a range of essential vitamins and minerals.
- Catch Your ZZZs
Sleep is when your body restores and repairs itself and when your mind processes the activities of the day. Most people need between 7 – 9 hours of sleep per night, but if you suffer from hormone-related night-sweats, it can be hard to get a good night’s sleep.
To give yourself the highest chance of getting a good night’s sleep, it’s important to try to go to bed at the same time each night and ensure computer and phone screens are off.
- Move It To Lose It!
One of the most annoying things about the menopause is that it becomes harder to shift excess pounds. Regular exercise has many physical and psychological benefits, such as keep your circulation pumping and your mood raised and will make a difference to your overall fitness. You don’t have to spend hours at the gym to be healthy – a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day, a Zumba class or ballroom dancing are great ways to keep fit and have fun, and will help to keep those ‘love handles’ under control.
- Use Herbal Water Retention Tablets To Help Lose Water Weight
You may find that some of what feels like extra fat around the tummy is in fact down to retained fluid and can be eased with herbal tablets for water retention. The herbs, Dandelion Leaf and Root, Uva-Ursi Root and Buchu Leaf, have all traditionally been used to relieve the symptoms of fluid retention for centuries. HRI Water Balance is one of the most popular herbal water tablets on the market and contains extracts of all these clever herbs. Like all HRI Herbal Medicine products, it is approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency under the Traditional Herbal Registration scheme.
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