Your Bloating Could Be Water Retention. Here Are 5 Tricks To Fix It!

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2. Vitamin or Mineral Deficiency

A deficiency in magnesium, vitamin B6 or B1 can lead to water retention. (4, 5)

3. Certain Medications

Many nonprescription and prescription medicines have compounds in them that can result in swelling and bloating. Medications such as vasodilators, calcium blockers, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) estrogen medications, several chemotherapy drugs and some diabetes medications cause edema as a side effect.

Natural Edema Remedies

Edema is not considered a disease and therefore isn’t treated as one. However, edema is a warning sign of a larger problem within the body.


Conditions that can be stressful to the body such as lack of exercise, fluctuating hormones, allergies, and high blood pressure can all result in water retention and bloating.

For this reason, you should always consult a doctor or naturopath to find the source of your problem before attempting to treat it yourself (6).

How to Fix Water Retention

1. Dandelion Root

Dandelion tea is rising in popularity for its ability to beat the bloat. The tea has long been a staple in Chinese and Native American medicine due to its diuretic and liver-detoxifying properties.

Dandelion can interact with Blood-thinning medication, antacids or diabetes medication, so talk to your doctor before taking this tea (7).

How to harvest, prepare, and use dandelion leaf and root for beauty and health