Certain circumstances occur in our body when more plasma (blood, lymph, serum) is concentrating in a specific tissue or organ of the body.
This abnormal increase of extracellular or extrinsic fluid produces a symptom of an enlarged or puffy tissue or organ we call swelling. This swelling we dissect into two categories. One we call inflammation and the other we call a water/liquid retention.
We are being told that inflammation is part of the complex biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants.
We are being schooled that inflammation is a protective response involving immune cells, blood vessels, and molecular mediators with the purpose of protecting the affected tissue or organ.
On the other side, water retention is a condition in which the body retains water, causing swelling and tenderness. Sometimes it is referred to as bloating. It all depends on what part of the body this water/plasma is accumulating.
I have explained that inflammation has nothing to do with pathogens and fighting between the gen and antigen.
Inflammation is forced hydration of our cells, nothing more.
So let us now examine what is exactly this water retention.
What are we being told is the cause for water retention?
The number one cause being mentioned is an increased sodium level in the food you eat.
“Keep away from salt if you do not want to experience water retention” we are being warned.
The second cause being mentioned is gravity. Standing brings water retention so walk on all four extremities, I guess if you do not want swollen ankles.
Hormones are the next on the list.
Sometimes pregnant women get puffy with water retention, and often the same happens to women before their menstrual cycle, they retain water. Since hormonal changes are present in both cases, they must be causing water retention.
Water retention appears in women that use hormonal pills as well, this must be another proof.
Remember, observation and statistics are used by our trusted “experts” when the mechanism is not understood.
Medication is another culprit.
Blood pressure-lowering medications are one of those that contribute to water retention. Ibuprofen and other analgesics, antibiotics, and especially the chemotherapy poison cause water retention.
Problems with blood circulation are mentioned, especially a weak heart is what causes water retention in the abdomen and lungs, we are being schooled.
Other contributors to water retention being mentioned are kidney disease, liver cirrhosis, lung fibrosis…
To those of you that are following my work and use the brain for thinking, becomes obvious that we have two major mechanisms in play when it comes to water retention.
One is the blood circulation, and the other is a general state of toxicity.
But before we go there let us distinguish what separates water retention from inflammation?
The inflammation is achieved by restricting the blood flow in the tissue by narrowing the arteries and veins which increases the blood pressure in the tissue and forces cells into accepting more water. The increased blood pressure enlarges the involved tissue/organ, which usually becomes red and warmer as more blood is flowing and circulating through it.
Water retention has different properties.
The tissue will enlarge as more liquid is accumulated but the blood does not increase its circulation. The circulation of the fluid/plasma actually slows down or stops.
Since mostly plasma is involved, the affected tissue becomes pale and puffy.
The accumulation of plasma from tissue is partially run through the lymphatic suctioning system, which is also partially influenced by the suction that the heart provides.
The faster is our blood circulation, the better the lymph and the plasma from our tissues move.
This means that the less we move, the slower is the flow of plasma in our body, and if there is some additional problem with our blood circulation the plasma will start accumulating in the area of the most resistance.
If you sit, the pressure on the veins in the legs increases so the flow in them slows down and this stops the circulation of the lymph. The lymph accumulates in the lower part of the leg since there is the point of the most resistance, and your foot and ankle swell.
When the blood vessels are damaged, this may occur even if no additional pressure on veins is added. You may be standing and water retention may occur, even if you are laying down, this may occur it all depends on the state of your blood vessels.
Increased toxicity of the extracellular fluid/plasma will contribute to water retention.
The body goes into the fight and flight mode, it compresses itself.
The body is trying to eliminate those toxins but if there is not enough plasma in the blood, the cleansing organs will no waste the water especially if it is not a life-threatening emergency (relatively mild toxicity).
In this case, the toxins will be directed to the peripheral/lymphatic circulation.
The toxic elements accumulate in the tissue, the capillary system is affected so the tiny vessels increase the pressure as they squeeze, and the plasma squirts into the cellular space of the tissue but the cells sense the toxic load and produce the stress proteins (heat proteins) to prevent this toxic liquid from entering the cells as would have been the case in an inflammation process.
This makes the toxic lymph trapped in the tissue causing water/plasma retention.
This is why people with toxic blood often suffer from water retention.
We increase blood toxicity by using medicinal remedies, including hormones.
Women do not get water retention because their hormones have changed. They get it because the toxicity has increased and there is not enough plasma to cleanse it out of the body so the toxic elements are shoved where they will do less harm.
This is how crystals of uric acid appear in the peripheral tissue as well when there is not enough plasma to allow the elimination/cleansing of the uric acid out of the body.
To prevent water retention we have to heal the blood circulation and eliminate toxic elements from the extracellular liquid.
To do this we need to increase the blood plasma levels and this means drinking a lot of plasma/water with sea salt.
This shows you that salt is a culprit but not by having it in excess, but contrary, not having enough of it in the blood.
We are learning something new every day, aren’t we?
Some people experience water retention when they start drinking plasma during the first stage of SHP.
Sometimes this happens in the second stage when the cellular detox commences.
Now you understand why and that the sea salt has nothing to do with it and it is necessary for the process of healing. As soon as the blood circulation improves, the swelling goes down. This process may take some time.
Sometimes, when we start hydrating the water retention shows up but in just a couple of days, it goes away.
This has happened because the blood circulation is not too bad and as soon as the local toxins have been cleared, the swelling goes down as the capillary system relaxes.
This is one of the reasons why I strongly suggest for everyone with chronic symptoms ask for guidance during the healing process.
Love and light to us all.