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Homeopathic Treatment for Water Retention

What is Water Retention?

Water is a critical component of the human body. Around 70% of the human body is made up of water. All body tissues, organs, and fluids, like blood and lymph, are made up of water. The regulation of water in the body is a complex mechanism and is carried out by different organs of the body. Management of water helps in maintaining the water within reasonable limits despite the amount of water taken by the person or the climatic conditions outside. Any disturbance in the regulatory mechanisms can lead to water retention in the body. When the retention of water in the body tissues or tissue cavities exceeds the desired amount, it is known as edema. Water retention can be generalized, which means that it is present in the whole body; or it can be limited to one body part, like pedal edema where water retention is seen only in the ankles. Homeopathic treatment for water retention is very beneficial. A thorough investigation in each case of water retention is a must to rule out the involvement of any major organ before the beginning of the treatment.

In mild cases, homeopathic medicines for water retention can be prescribed along with changes in diet and lifestyle. But in cases where retention is associated with disorders of major organs, homeopathic treatment helps in managing the case. In such instances, homeopathic treatment can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine to offer support to the patient. Homeopathic medicines for water retention not only help in providing symptomatic relief but also assist in the treatment of underlying causes. Homeopathic treatment for water retention is very safe since the medicines are prepared with natural substances. They have no side effects and can be used safely for all age groups.

Causes and Types of Water Retention

Temporary water retention is the result of issues like the patient’s diet. Excessive intake of salt or sodium in the diet and deficiency of proteins and vitamin B complex are some causes of water retention. Another factor is the person’s lifestyle, which includes having a job that requires long periods of sitting down or standing. Water retention also occurs in bed ridden or immobile persons. Long flights may also lead to water retention. Medications like hormone replacement therapies, oral contraceptive pills, drugs for diabetes, anti inflammatory drugs, and drugs for heart disorders also cause water retention. In females, water retention commonly develops before the menstrual cycle. It is temporary and most likely due to hormonal imbalance. Water retention is also common during the last phase of pregnancy. It is due to the pressure put by the uterus on circulation and subsides after childbirth. Other medical conditions which lead to the retention of water are thyroid disorders, allergies to food, insect bites, disorders of the lymphatic system, deep vein thrombosis affecting lower limbs, congestive cardiac failure, kidney failure, and cirrhosis of the liver.

Types of Water Retention

There are two types of water retention. Cases, where depressions or pits are formed on the swollen part on exertion of pressure by the finger tips, is known as pitting type of water retention. Pitting type of water retention is seen in systemic disorders like a cardiac failure, liver failure, or kidney failure. Non-pitting edema is where no depressions form. It is a characteristic feature of water retention due to lymphatic and thyroid disorders.

Signs and Symptoms of Water Retention

Symptoms vary from mild to severe depending on the underlying cause and the organs involved. Water retention usually occurs on the feet, ankles, legs or hands. Here are some situations that lead to the retention of water.

1. Persons having a high sodium diet, sedentary lifestyle, lack of physical activity, or long flights may experience water retention in the ankles or lower limbs. This retention is temporary and subsides with a little movement or leg elevation.
2. In cases where the person has to stand for a long time, the blood from the lower limbs cannot get pumped to the heart since the valves of the veins get incompetent. It leads to dilatation of the veins of the legs or varicose veins. In such cases, there is pain and heaviness in the legs. There may be skin changes like the development of skin eruptions or ulcers.
3. In congestive cardiac failure, the retention is usually on the legs, feet, and ankles. Along with this, other symptoms like tiredness, weakness, and an increased heart rate appear.
4. Retention may be present in the lungs, or pulmonary edema, leading to a chronic cough and breathlessness.
5. In cirrhosis of the liver, the retention appears on the abdomen and legs.
6. In kidney failure, there is puffiness around the eyes and swelling on the legs.
7. In disorders of the lymphatic system, the retention, or lymphoedema, is usually localized. Swelling may be present on the affected limb.
8. Persons having hypothyroidism may experience swelling and puffiness around the eyes and face. Water retention may be present on the feet and legs.

Homeopathic Treatment for Water Retention

Some prominent homeopathic medicines for water retention are Acetic acid, Apocynum, Apis Meliffica, Cardus Marianus, Digitalis, Fluoric Acid, and Terebinth. These medicines should be prescribed by individual symptoms in every given case. Homeopathic treatment for water retention should be taken under the supervision of homeopathic physician only, and self-medication should be avoided.

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Comments

  1. Dr. during few days my legs are swelling mostly the right foot .plz advise medecine

  2. Amit kundu says:

    My whole body is so water every six months I can water retention in hospital so any kind of homeopathy medicine for water retention can you told me

  3. sujoy kumarghosh says:

    Please advise remedy for water retention in the lungs.

  4. Hi

    I’m desperately need help , my nephew has been diagnose with fluid in lungs pheumonia , please help.

    Thank you

  5. Gtace Barone says:

    Hi

    Hopefully you can help. I have water retention for a very long time. I had treatment from a homeopath and I think she used nat mur. I did lose the water but it returned. My water retention is all over the body, hands and feet. I get up in the morning and within a few minutes the water in back. I drink 4 pints of water a day I don’t think that I am releasing the lot. It is very noticable in my thighs. I t is like a balloon filled with wtaer. Now I have it all in my body. Sometimes when I am walking, I can fell it wobbling. I am not an overweight person. Can you please tell me how I can get rid forever.

    Thank you
    Grace Barone

  6. BALASAHEB KATKAR says:

    from last 5 years fluild accuulated around my wifes hearts she is feeling uneasy but Cardiologist says thate amount ofr fluid is not incrising remains same what to do

  7. RR KUMAR says:

    My legs below the knees are swollen due to water retention. It started as ankle edema a few days back due to long flight. My age is 62 and I take Vitamin B regularly.

  8. Sandra Bernard says:

    I’m 59years have suffered all my life from water retention
    I have seen many doctors but no help
    Will be glad if u can helpe

  9. My wife age is 55, hight ” 5.3″ Wight 61 kg
    She is suffer from hypo thyroid since 15 days she facing puffy face, Joint pain and from loss of test of food, source Throte. she consult homeopathic Dr. But after 10 days medicine puffy face not Normal pl reply

  10. I HAVE SWELLING IN MY LEG DUE TO VASCULAR PROBLEMS. I HAVE TRIED DANDELION ROOT WHICH DOESN’T SEEM TO BE WORKING. VARICOSE VEIN ISSUES, & A VALVE ISSUE IN 1 LEG.
    I WOULD LOVE TO REDUCE THE SWELLING TO GET RITE OF THE PAIN & BE ABLE TO FIND SHOES TO FIT.

    CAN YOU PLEASE RECOMMEND SOMETHING TO HELP REDUCE THE WATER RETENTION.

    THANK YOU

  11. Fernandez says:

    Dr Sharma,

    I had a bypass surgery 5 years ago and the leg which my veins were harvested gets swollen. I am quite concerned the doctors gave me water retention tablets but I dont want to take it as I am taking too many tablets. This one is sort of my conditions but these days this ledg swells even on slight standing. Only one leg. Please advise.

  12. Suchitra Jha says:

    My patients have water retention in body due to liver cancer & lack of protein .please advise me homeopathy treatment.

  13. Francis mannlein says:

    gained 30 pounds in 2 weeks—legs feet ankles thighs- abdomen severely swollen– I have been to my local doctor and he does not have a solution to this is there any way you can help me????? He did ultra sound on everything and came up empty

  14. Virendra says:

    Swelling is observed in foot and ankle, got my renal function checked where uric acid was little higher
    I take medicine for BP and pain
    Can you suggest some medicine to reduce swelling in foot and ankle?

  15. JAYANTA KUMAR MITRA says:

    ONE CHILD ABOUT 2.8 YEARS SUFFERING FROM NEFRATIC SYNDROME FOR LAST 8 MONTHS, NOW HIS BELLE IS FULL OF WATER, WAS TREATED IN CMC VELLOR, HE HAS BEEN GIVEN PREDNICILON AND LASIX , BUT DAY BY DAY HIS STOMACH IS LOOKING LIKE A BALLOON. WEIGHT GAIN IN LAST 3 DAYS ABOUT 2 KG, MOSTLY WATER.

    PLEASE SUGGEST THE MEDICINE, IS ARSENIC IS OK FOR HIM ?

    THANK YOU

  16. I have fatty thighs so someone suggested me it is a possible cause of WATER RETENTION. so kindly guide me which medicine i can take.

  17. Monica Garg says:

    Hello sir. I’m suffering from the problem of bloating and water retention. Kindly prescribe me the homeopathy tratment

    • Deepali Laxman Wagh says:

      My husband is suffering due to asitice. It is not possible to take treatment of tapping. Is there any homeopathy medicine to cure him from this disease.
      Please help me

  18. Dnyandeepak says:

    Sir i have problem of full body swelling from one year i took lot of medicines but now i totally fedup from this problem i am not able to stand also after sitting down i want to remove this fluid accumulation from body please suggest something because i loose my all carrier and financial condition please help me i am 34 years old

    • sree Ramachandramurthy says:

      my father is 82 year old .complied of retention of water in legs hands belly pennis allopaths says there is a heart weakness used the medicines we are using but no use medicens cardivas3.65 telma40 razo40 cobadex admenta5 cremilax potasiumsyrup doxofilline frusilax atlogold sir please give a good homeo medicen our sir ventatreddy given apis 1M and Liatris first and then Tonicard sir please help and my father from medical hazard fathers name is ranganayakulu

  19. Manoj gupta says:

    Hello dr i got swelling in my hand ankle and feet
    Urine also passes slow nd frequent intervals
    Plz suggest some medicine
    Regards
    Manoj gupta

  20. Altaf Shaikh says:

    Hello doctor, my mother is 60 years old and since two years she is having fluid retention in her legs , thighs and ankles..when inserted a finger a pit gets form for few seconds..she is also a patient of high blood pressure and in recent times was admitted twice because of low sodium issues also. When doctor give her water pills it subside and once medication stops it comes back again. Can u please suggest any medication or treatment for her.

  21. Dr Gurdev Singh says:

    I am under going dialysis for the last three years. I am doing three dialysis per week. Some times water retains in the body. The water retention causes breathing problems and have to admit to the hospital for water removal.
    It happens after every 4 to 5 months.
    Kindly recommend suitable medicine for me.

    • I am suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy sin Aug 15. I face swelling problem in my abdomen portion especially stomach.. ultrasound report also reveals about it.face and eye also get swollen.presently taking dytor and lasix for it .

    • I am 58 years and having CKD due to this severe water retentiom even though I am undergoing dyalisis.could you suggest ant remedy

    • I am 58 years and having CKD due to this severe water retentiom even though I am undergoing dyalisis.could you suggest ant remedy

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