Things to drink when swelling
Swelling of the legs - a nuisance, very familiar to manypeople. Like any other edema, they require complex treatment, a prominent place in which diuretic drugs occupy. However, not all diuretics with edema of the legs are equally effective. Let's try to understand the secrets of their application.
Diuretic with edema: anatomy of the problem
To understand the reason for the effectiveness of diuretic appointment in edema, it is necessary to have an idea of what constitutes the edema itself.
As is known, for the supply of oxygen and nutrientsubstances in all tissues of the human body is responsible for blood. Therefore, it constantly moves through the vessels, where it is pumped by the heart. Dobegaya to the smallest vessels - the capillaries - the blood interacts with the cells.
This "contact" is due to the fact thatthe blood pressure in the capillaries is higher than in the intercellular space, and therefore, due to the special device of the capillary wall, the liquid part of the blood "seeps" there from the arterial end of the tiny vessel.
Back into the vascular bed from the interstitialspace fluid arrives due to the reduced pressure in the venous end of the capillary. Normally, the processes of fluid entering the tissue and its reverse absorption (reabsorption) are balanced, balance each other, but when the balance is formed, edema is formed.
Thus, the physical nature of edemalies in the fact that excess fluid accumulates in the tissues. Eliminate these excesses helps nothing more than the appointment of a diuretic in swelling.
Diuretic with swelling of the feet: need to consult a doctor
Before starting the fight with excess fluid inbody (including taking a diuretic with swelling of the legs), with the problem you need to see a doctor. After all, edema is very different: for example, common, i.e. spreading throughout the body, or local, manifested in some limited area (they are just the swelling of the feet).
The presence of edema can even serve as a specificDiagnostic sign, because for different diseases are characterized by those or other locations and characteristics of edema. For example, in diseases of joints or ligament damage, edema will correspond to the affected area, and in renal pathology, most likely, "oblyubuet" back parts of the legs.
With the use of a diuretic with swelling of the feet should not behurry yet, and because the reasons for this problem is also very much. This can be excessive physical activity, and long standing (for example, in sellers, teachers, etc.), and a sedentary lifestyle, and flat feet. Even a long sitting on low or too soft armchairs, especially with crossed legs, can cause foot swelling. Of course, in this case, observance of a reasonable alternation of rest and exercise, normalization of the motor regime and adequate orthopedic correction will completely replace the drugs!
On the other hand, swelling of the legs can signalabout a serious illness - varicose veins, lymph flow in the subcutaneous tissue and skin, kidney or heart failure and a number of other diseases that require medication. In this case, the use of a diuretic for edema usually enters a complex treatment.
Diuretic with edema of the legs: different drugs - different actions
You do not need to be an expert to understand: in the case where the cause of edema is a serious disease, one drug can not do. In this case, the doctor must take into account the specific features of drug interactions. The latter task would be incomparably more difficult if, by relieving the patient's body of excess fluid (that is, prescribing a diuretic for edema), the doctor did not have a definite choice of these important medicines.
Yes, not all diuretics (or,otherwise, diuretics) are the same. Among them are loop and thiazide, and also potassium-sparing drugs. Features of their action and "behavior" in the body and help the doctor choose the medicine that best suits a particular patient.
Diuretic diuretics are diuretic drugs with the fastest and at the same time rather short action. Therefore, they are most often referred to when talking about the use of a diuretic in edema.
The most famous "old-timer" in this classdiuretics is furosemide, which in our country has been prescribed for several decades in the treatment of heart failure, renal and hepatic edema. Alas, this "well-deserved" medicine is inherent in a number of serious shortcomings. The most important of these is that furosemide activates the production of a number of hormones (angiotensin II, aldosterone and norepinephrine), which contribute to the development of a specific change in the heart muscle - myocardial hypertrophy. Therefore, in cases where a fast diuretic for swelling should be taken for a long time, there is a need to choose another loop diuretic.
Diuretic with edema of the legs: in focus Trifas (torasemide)
From the above-mentioned deficiencies, the drug is eliminatedTrifas. supplied to the Ukrainian market by Berlin-Chemie Menaryini AG. The active ingredient of this drug is torasemide, which has a number of advantages over other loop diuretics, which make it an optimal choice of a diuretic for edema.
Take, for example, the fact that, according to variousstudies, the effectiveness of Trifas is 2.5-5 times higher than in furosemide (depending on the type of pathology), that is, the dose with daily intake is only 5-10 mg per day against 20-40 mg furosemide! In addition, torasemide is better absorbed in the intestine, its distribution in the body almost does not change depending on the intake of food, it does not develop resistance (refractory) in chronic heart failure.
Trifas also has one more undeniabledignity, which is especially evident when it is necessary to administer large doses of a diuretic or several diuretics with different mechanisms of action, for example, loop and thiazide. In this case, a significant loss of valuable trace elements occurs, hypokalemia develops. And the use of torasemide significantly reduces the loss of potassium and magnesium. In addition, the drug does not "wash away" and calcium, which is especially important for older people at risk of osteoporosis.
And, finally, Trifas is the only torasemide,which is made from the original raw materials of the developer of this drug, the Swiss company ROCHE. At the same time, its price is even lower than the price of drugs produced from non-original (not branded) raw materials, including domestic counterparts.
All these advantages make Trifas the optimal choice for a diuretic with edema of the legs, especially those caused by cardiovascular diseases.
Just repeat: the information provided is not a guide to self-treatment. Only a drug prescribed by a doctor can be as effective as possible!