Swelling in the heat
Swelling of the feet from the heat
It's no secret that slender lady's legsin the spring and summer period become a close object of observation from the male side. With the arrival of heat, you want to finally forget about the trousers and dive into the light skirts and dresses. Unfortunately, not everyone can easily change their wardrobe. Swelling of the legs in the hot summer season for many women has become the norm. What are the causes of this problem and how to solve it?
There are many reasons for this. Often, edemas are affected by the fair sex, who spend a lot of time on their feet, or, conversely, have a sedentary job. Because of this, the venous circulation is disturbed in the legs. In hot and humid climates, swelling of the legs is more common. Increase in air temperature in the heat leads to increased sweating and to significant changes in blood circulation. In warm conditions, blood vessels expand and to prevent the body from overheating, blood circulation changes. As a result of increased sweating through the sweat glands, salts leave the body. Expanded from the heat, the veins lose the ability to draw back blood from the tissues. This leads to stagnation of fluid in the legs and as a result - swelling of the extremities.
After a certain time, swelling disappears by themselvesitself. Such a condition is not dangerous in itself and does not require medical intervention. The problem is often easy to solve at home. The heat swelling of the extremities is removed in the simplest way - take a horizontal position and lift your legs above the body level. This stimulates a normal outflow of fluid from the tissues of the legs and as a result, swelling disappears. In addition, massage, cold compresses will help you. Nevertheless, we advise you to pay attention to your legs, since puffiness itself means a violation of blood circulation and water-salt metabolism in the body. And such factors can be harbingers of heart and vascular diseases.
If, after all measures taken, puffiness is longtime does not disappear, the situation becomes more complicated. Chronic puffiness, accompanied by pain, redness on the skin can be a sign of serious illness. Uneven edema is possible, for example, one leg swells more than the other. The cause may be varicose veins, when the veins on the right foot are slightly more dilated than on the left or vice versa. If swelling is present for a long time, we advise you to see a doctor. It is likely that this may be signs of thrombosis.
Doctors advise wearing special compressionstockings, tights or stockings, which normalize blood circulation and prevent the appearance of varicose veins. With a prophylactic goal and in the fight against swelling, you need to change your daily routine of drinking fluids in the heat. It is advised to double the amount of liquid drunk. Good thirst quenching natural juices without sugar. The excessive lemonade inhibits lemon juice, diluted in water in proportions of one to five. But carbonated drinks on the contrary, provoke a sense of thirst. It is necessary to reduce consumption of salt, smoked foods and spicy food. All this inhibits the withdrawal from the body of the fluid and only increases thirst.
With sedentary work or walking forlong-term stagnation of blood will help reduce simple exercises. Remove the shoes, sit on a chair and start shifting from foot to foot, you can massage your feet from the foot towards the shins.
For a while, they will help relieve swelling and pain.Special gels, which can be purchased at pharmacies. They strengthen the capillaries and give a cooling effect, but do not possess a curative property. It is not superfluous in such a situation to visit a doctor to find out the cause of puffiness.