Rétention d’eau et ménopause : les solutions à envisager

Water retention and menopause: solutions to consider

Menopause occurs following the gradual and natural cessation of the release of female hormones by the woman's body. In ray

Menopause occurs following the gradual and natural cessation of the release of female hormones by the woman's body. Because of hormonal fluctuations , affected women may experience various side effects of menopause which appear suddenly or more lastingly and can harm both physical and mental well-being: water retention, night sweats, mood changes, weight gain, sleep problems, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, swollen stomach, etc.

This new period of life is often accompanied by a multitude of questions, and that is quite normal! The Poméol experts would like to support you and tell you more about this natural phenomenon and the best way to overcome its uncomfortable effects.

Symptoms of water retention during menopause

Water retention is a sign of menopause in women which is very common but which is nevertheless not the best known. We have therefore chosen to highlight this often forgotten subject and we are revealing all our advice to you.

How do you know if you are retaining water?

Women who suffer from water retention during menopause usually feel generalized swelling of the body. Signs of water retention include a swollen face and stomach. The legs, ankles, feet and arms can also be affected by this symptom of menopause.

This swelling of the body and face is due to accumulation of water within body tissue.

As a result, weight gain and water retention often go hand in hand. Indeed, this swelling of the body is visible on your silhouette and on your scale.

In addition, water retention causes the appearance of cellulite . Reducing the retention phenomenon thus reduces the appearance of orange peel.

Causes of water retention during menopause

But then, where does water retention come from?

THE hormonal changes that accompany menopause are one of the main causes of water retention. Declining levels of estrogen, one of the female sex hormones, leads to a hormonal imbalance that can disrupt water regulation in the body. Indeed, this drop in hormones affects the nervous system and the adrenal glands, which have the role of regulating the evacuation of water from the body.

Additionally, water retention can also occur as a result of period of dehydration . This situation is experienced as a source of stress for the body which is 75% water. Water being essential for the proper functioning of the body, the body therefore reacts out of fear of running out of it again. For this, he carries out water reserves and stores it abnormally.

Be careful, this phenomenon tends to be misleading and leads you to think that you have excess water. On the other hand, not drinking enough only makes the situation worse. The watchword ladies is therefore: “Drink! »

Furthermore, the poor blood circulation is a consequence of menopause which can contribute to tissue swelling . Indeed, the blood located in the lower body has difficulty returning to the heart. It thus stagnates in the feet, ankles and legs. The blood vessels are then dilated, become porous and allow water to infiltrate into the cells.

The link between poor blood circulation and menopause is therefore more than present.

Other factors may also promote retention during menopause such as the lack of exercise , sedentary lifestyle , poor diet , excessive salt intake , kidney failure as well as stress .

Solutions to combat water retention during menopause.

I have water retention, what should I do?

We will reveal to you some tips to find out how to get rid of water retention. There are, in fact, several ways to reduce this effect of menopause without going through the hormonal treatment stage.

Here are some natural secrets to integrate daily. Please note that a healthy lifestyle is the No. 1 rule to mitigate these effects and it starts with:

Adopt a healthy and varied diet , rich in draining fruits and vegetables such as artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, celery, cucumber, melon, fresh pineapple... But also rich in animal or vegetable proteins, and in foods with a low salt content, this will regulate excess water and prevent the phenomenon of weight gain linked to water retention.

Also think about limit your salt intake !

Many people want to know the best food to deflate the face. Unfortunately, without wishing to disappoint you, the miracle food does not exist. It is, in fact, a set of routines to adopt on a daily basis to limit the effects of water retention on the entire body!

Nevertheless, we advise you to consume phytotherapy plants with diuretic and draining powers against water retention such as cherry stems, pilosella, papaya or even queen-of-meadows, namely that for the latter it is not recommended for people suffering from allergies to salicylates, and for people taking anticoagulant treatment, and is reserved for adults. In the event of drug treatment, seek advice from a healthcare professional.

Drink a lot of water at least 1.5L/day and avoid alcohol because it dehydrates the body. The words: dehydration and menopause do not go well together.

Do regular physical exercise . This helps maintain muscle tone, improve blood circulation and help eliminate excess water from the body. We recommend that you perform at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day to be adapted according to your needs and desires (yoga, pilates, aquagym, etc.) which will help restart blood and lymphatic circulation.

Also, remember to include at least 30 minutes of walking per day in addition to physical activity to promote venous return.

Dare to be trendy! THE lymphatic drainage is also a very good way to limit the effects of menopause. Carried out by a professional, this type of massage with specific gestures has many benefits on circulation and water retention.

Do you have heavy legs after a long walk, a day at work or a long trip with prolonged sitting? Relieve that unpleasant feeling in your legs by raising your legs against a wall or walking barefoot.

If your water retention is of venous origin, the support stockings could well become your best allies! They perform compression points on the legs and help reactivate blood circulation in order to limit the weight gain and water retention combo. Semi-transparent, patterned, black or fancy... stockings are now real fashion pieces that will go perfectly with your favorite outfits!

Also, the food supplements are an interesting option if you suffer from water retention during menopause. They will help you better manage these inconveniences in order to maintain a good quality of life during this transition period.

Our Research and Development department designed the  Fullness Drainer food supplement – ​​Menopause discomforts to reduce water retention and regulate the signs of discomfort linked to menopause.

This is the natural menopause and water retention product to adopt!

Formulated with meadowsweet, apple Hydromarc® and cocoa, it activates the urinary elimination functions in order to eliminate excess water .

It also contains yam, a tuber that helps maintain a calm and comfortable menopause period. In fact, it helps to bear the telltale signs associated with the menopause , such as hot flashes, sweating, nervousness and irritability.

You can also combine taking this food supplement with Lipo Réduce® slimming melting jelly , allowing you to drain excess water, firm and tone the skin.

Thanks to a formula rich in targeted active ingredients including caffeine associated with Adipomine® and the tropical fruit of Longan, as well as witch hazel, brown algae, ivy and horse chestnut known for their draining and firming actions.

Apply twice a day using circular massages, focusing on the affected or stubborn areas.

By implementing all these valuable tips, you will reduce your water retention and relieve the discomfort associated with menopause.

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