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Edema

Also indexed as:Bloating, Fluid Retention, Water Retention, Lymphedema
Puffiness in your legs or other limbs may be caused by a buildup of excess fluid underneath the skin. What can you do to remedy water retention? According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Try a low-salt dietAvoid eating too much salt, as it tends to lead to water retention and may worsen edema in some people.

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