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Fluid Retention / Oedema

Fluid retention is when the body cannot properly remove fluids from the body and Oedema is the name of the swelling caused by fluid retention. It can be caused by excessive salt in the body, pregnancy, renal disease or disruption or change to the menstrual cycle. Treatments may involve elevating the affected area, diuretics,using acupuncture, herbal medicines and nutritional supplements, homeopathy, massage Traditional Chinese Medicine, dietary changes or conventional medicine.

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