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  • The two broad categories of fluid retention include generalised oedema, when swelling occurs throughout the body, and localised oedema when particular parts of the body are affected.
  • Always see your doctor, because oedema can be symptomatic of serious medical conditions such as heart, kidney or liver disease.
  • Self-care options for mild fluid retention include a low-salt diet, supplements and drinking plenty of water. A well-hydrated body is less likely to retain fluid.

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Reviewed on: 07-04-2017