Edema of the legs diuretic

At risk are women and fat people.

Edemas do not just cause discomfort, but are also dangerous to health, as they can disrupt the cardiovascular system.

There is a misconception that edema occurs when a large amount of liquid is used. But this is not so.

Edema can occur due to flat feet, stasis of lymph, abnormal metabolism, varicose veins, kidney problems and excessive strain on the legs.

Most often, swelling occurs in the area of ​​the ankles. This can be one of the signs of heart problems, young swellings indicate problems with the vessels, in the elderly - about chronic heart disease.
Edema can also appear due to uncomfortableshoes. You can not choose shoes with high heels, but a flat sole is also undesirable. The best option is a small heel, a spacious shoe that does not compress the leg, and the fingers can take their natural position.
Swelling often occurs in pregnant women, but if they are small, there is no health hazard.

How to get rid of leg swelling?

First of all, it is necessary to find out the cause of edema. If they arise because of the wrong shoes, then you need to change it and do an exercise complex in the evenings. In all other cases, treatment should begin with a diet, which consists in limiting the salt to 1.5 grams per day.

Restriction of all other products is possible only with the permission of the doctor. Liquids should be consumed not more than 1.5 liters, including soups and broths.
To perceive unsalted food better, you can add parsley, dill, garlic, bay leaf, cumin.
Eat often, but in small portions, about 6 times a day.
In addition, diuretics are used.

Diuretic with swelling of the feet

Before taking diuretics, you needread all contraindications. Begin reception should be from small doses, and then the dose should be adjusted depending on the effect. It is necessary to combine the preparations, while controlling the level of biochemical parameters of the blood. If the edema is small, it is better to use as a diuretic natural remedies, including herbs. Elderly age requires a more accurate application, and, therefore, the dose should be reduced.
Among diuretic roots and herbs, it should be noted: leaf bearberry, orthosiphon, kidney tea, birch buds, mint, celery. In addition, cottage cheese, milk, guelder rose, lemon, mountain ash, green tea, green apple varieties and coffee have a diuretic effect.

Swelling of the legs in pregnant women

To reduce swelling, you must follow certain rules:

  • You can not stand for a long time or sit for a long time, do special exercises for the legs, do not throw your leg up, as this position interferes with blood circulation.
  • The legs need to be lifted, and is in this position for about 30 minutes.
  • You can walk, go swimming or on an exercise bike.
  • To sleep it is necessary on the side, avoiding the posture on the back.
  • It is important to eat properly, limit the amount of liquids drunk and salty foods.