Peripheral edema treatment

Many of us have come across this unpleasantphenomenon. Edemas appear due to excessive accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the body, its serous cavities: the thoracic, abdominal and pericardial cavities. When the function of tissues is disturbed. Peripheral edema is formed when fluid from the vascular bed begins to accumulate in the intercellular space. Such edema is located in the soft tissues of the body - the subcutaneous tissue of the stomach, chest. Very often the tissues of the extremities are affected.

Often they are the result of pathologicalcondition, disease of the body. Especially it concerns those that appeared suddenly. They can indicate a serious illness and require urgent diagnosis. Therefore, when any pronounced edema appears, it is better not to postpone the visit to the doctor.

Why there are peripheral edema, symptoms, treatment of this pathological phenomenon, how is it conducted? Let's talk on about this:

Peripheral edema is the cause of the pathology in what?

Usually occurs due to injury,inflammatory process or squeezing of the limb. It can also appear due to the use of certain topical drugs, injections, and also the bite of a poisonous insect or animal.

These pathological events usually develop onbackground of increased venous blood pressure against a background of venous outflow. The cause is also: heart failure, kidney disease, liver. Swelling of the tissues can be observed with enteropathy, prolonged bleeding, intoxication, allergy, as well as fasting, hypothyroidism, etc.

How does peripheral edema manifest? Symptoms

The symptomatology of this pathological phenomenon depends on the cause that caused it. However, there are common characteristics:

- the skin at the site of localization of the edema takes a pale or reddish hue;

- after pressing, there are dents that stay for a while;

- the volume of the affected limb increases, starting from the fingers to the ankle (forearm);

- The body weight is rapidly increased: up to 1.5 kg per day;

- significantly reduces the daily outflow of urine;

- there are painful sensations in the chest area, as well as directly on the site of edema.

It should be noted that this symptomatology canbe present in some other diseases, for example: scleroderma, subcutaneous emphysema, or pachydermia and lipomatosis. Therefore, before you start treatment, it is very important to conduct a thorough diagnosis.

On how peripheral edema is corrected, what treatment helps.

Therapy is always complex. In establishing the underlying disease, it is treated, while taking measures to eliminate excess fluid from the tissues.

For example, if the cause is inflammatoryprocess or infection, prescribe antimicrobial drugs and glucocorticoids. They are prescribed individually, depending on the cause of the inflammation.

If the cause is toxic-allergic reactions, use antihistamines, for example: Suprastin, Tavegil.

In diseases of the cardiovascular system, use drugs - cardiac glycosides.

To reduce the permeability of capillaries, patients are advised to additionally take vitamins C, PP and Thiamine.

To treat, directly, edema, appoint a diuretic: Furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide. According to the indications, the attending physician may additionally appoint a special procedure for ultrafiltration.

When conducting treatment with diuretics, regular monitoring is carried out, which determines the level of electrolytes in the blood, the frequency of urination, the body weight of the patient.

In addition to drug treatment, a diet that limits salt intake to 3 grams per day, and also reduces fluid intake to 1.5 liters is mandatory. per day.

What does traditional medicine correct for peripheral edema? Folk remedies

Traditional medicine can also help get rid of puffiness. In addition to the main treatment, you can use these recipes:

- A good remedy is the infusion of leavesbirch: 1-2 tbsp. l. fill in the mug. pour boiling water (1.5 cups). Cover with a saucer, wrap with a towel. Wait 15 minutes. Ready to infuse it must drain. Drink it instead of regular tea.

- Birch leaves can also be used externally,as compresses. For this, finely cut fresh leaves, or chop the dried ones. It will take a glass of raw materials. Pour in a suitable container, add a liter of salted boiling water (1 tablespoon salt per 1 liter). Wrap with a warm towel, wait 25-35 minutes.
Dampen in a warm tincture a napkin made of dense tissue, attach to the affected area. Secure the bandage with a bandage. Usually, after several procedures, the swelling passes.

- Peripheral edema - symptoms, treatmentwhich we are considering today, can be effectively eliminated with the help of this recipe: grate fresh, cleaned beets and potatoes on a small grater. Kashitsu attach to the sore spot, wrap the cellophane film. Compress hold half an hour.

Remember that treatment with folk remedies is ancillary and should be carried out with the permission of the attending physician. Be healthy!