Going to work in the morning, noticed that shoes,which yesterday was just right, today it's a little tight, and in the evening it's generally hard to shod? This is the result of leg swelling. But not only the legs swell, often in the morning you can detect puffiness and on the face, under the eyes, in the forehead and nose. Such symptoms are manifested in people of different ages and with different habits. So what is the reason and what to do to prevent edema?
Edema is an excessive accumulation of fluid in tissues, and the reasons for this may be different.
Among the most probable are the following:
- Failures in the work of the genitourinary system and kidneys.
- Problems in the cardiovascular system.
- Consumption in excess of salt and liquid.
- Frequent methods of aspirin.
- Reception of steroids and vasodilators.
- Infectious diseases.
Very often, swelling can be a consequence of diseases of the kidneys, intestines, varicose veins, thrombosis and heart diseases, thyroid problems, leg fatigue.
A doctor can determine the cause of edema, and only he can prescribe decongestants.
Diuretics for swelling of the feet
Before using any diureticdrug, you need to know exactly the cause of edema. In most cases, it is swelling that is the first anxious bell that reports that one of the internal organs is not working properly.
Applying diuretics, you can for a whileremove swelling, but the cause will remain, and after a while swelling can again return. That is why it is very important to consult a doctor who will find the cause and prescribe a comprehensive treatment, which will contain anti-edema drugs.
Medications for swelling of the feet
As we have already said, the reason must bepuffiness should be determined by the doctor. If this is not a specialty of nutrition and not a professional activity, then it is necessary to carry out a diagnosis before prescribing treatment. Complex therapy can show positive dynamics in the shortest possible time. Diuretics bring not only temporary relief, but can also harm the body, as they lower the level of potassium, which is considered an indispensable element for optimal heart function.
To strengthen the capillaries, it is necessary to providethe introduction into the body of routine, which reduces fragility and increases the permeability of blood vessels. Also, the body should have enough heparin, it is used to prevent and treat thromboembolic diseases. But most often doctors prefer ointments and creams that help with swelling of the feet.
One of the most effective and in great demand is the decongestant "Indomethacin". But before using it is necessary to study contraindications.
The preparation "Indomethacin" is effective against edema. Instruction for use contains information that it perfectly removes inflammation in the lower limbs, helps with swelling. Also, this drug is considered to be an excellent analgesic and antipyretic agent.
If you decide to use the "Indomethacin" ointment,Instruction for use contains detailed information on the application, follow its instructions. If you apply ointment on your feet, it not only helps relieve pain, but also significantly reduces swelling and erythema.
This drug is sold in the form of tablets, suppositories, injections, but it is the ointment that gives the effect that is expected of it. It is also achieved quickly enough.
Effective ointments with swollen feet
Well and, most importantly, effectively removes swelling of anti-edema ointments, which in the pharmacy are huge. The most popular are:
- "Essaven Gel" - used for varicose veins, inflammatory processes, fatigue and circulatory disorders in the legs.
- Heparin ointment - used for inflammation of the walls of veins, located close to the skin, and with blockage.
- "Venitant" (gel or cream), in whichenters the seed of horse chestnut. It helps to strengthen the walls of the capillaries and reduces their fragility. Blood does not stagnate in the veins, and thus puffiness decreases.
- "Troxevasin." The composition of this drug includes rutin, which removes swelling in the legs, removes inflammation and reduces the permeability of the capillary wall.
- "Lyoton 1000" is used for varicose veins, thrombophlebitis, bruises and bruises.
Folk remedies for edema
Before you start medication and use anti-edematous drugs, you can try folk remedies.
When varicose veins, rubbing the lower extremities is not recommended. In such cases, it is best to use the elderberry leaves, which are applied to the nodes.
Legs that are tired will be very useful salt bath, it will help relax the muscles and relieve tension. Water should be cool.
Another popular anti-edematous remedy available in every home is ice, which is prepared from the infusion of medicinal herbs: sage, cornflower, chamomile, mint and yarrow.
Also, with edema of the lower extremities, the baths from the horsetail, chamomile and sage are good.
Often there are not only swelling of the legs, but also faces, and the causes can be of different kinds:
- Enlargement of lymph nodes.
- Sinusitis, which causes the forehead and upper cheeks to swell.
- Dental infections.
- Eye infections.
- Inflammatory processes of the salivary glands.
- Congenital cysts and tumors.
- Cancerous growths.
Decongestants for the face will help to remove puffiness, but they should be prescribed only by the doctor, after having examined the patient and revealing the cause of edema.
If the cause of edema on the face is an allergy orhormonal failure, then in this case, drug treatment is used. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used. They not only help to remove inflammation and swelling in the tissues, but also relieve the pain syndrome. The most popular drugs in this case are "Ibuprofen", "Acetaminophen", "Naproxen" and others.
In those cases when the cause of edema is a deficiency of magnesium in the body, then it is necessary to use decongestants with the content of this element and consume the products with its content.
Inhalation from facial edema
Inflammatory processes of the eyes and respiratory systemalso very often lead to puffiness in the face area. It can be removed with medicinal preparations that drip into the nose in order to narrow the blood vessels. Excellent help to reduce the discomfort of drugs such as "Nafazolin", "Indanazoline", "Tetrisolin" and "Xylometazoline."
But you can not only use drops in your nose, perfectly relieve swelling and inhalation.
Antianginal inhalation is one of the mostsafe and effective methods of treatment and prevention of rhinitis, ARI, pharyngitis, asthma and many other ailments. In the respiratory tract, active drugs are introduced that do not affect the entire body, but only in the area where treatment is required.
Inhalations can be wet, dry, steam,oil and heat. The anti-edema mixture for inhalations can consist of plant components, antibiotics, propolis, honey, mineral water and other substances that are selected individually for each patient.
Useful mixtures for inhalations
To remove inflammatory processes in the respiratory tract and in the sinuses of the nose can be a mixture for inhalations. You can use it as:
- A solution of sea salt, which will help in a short time to get rid of the swelling of the nasal sinuses.
- Very good help infusion of yarrow, walnut leaf and althea. This mixture helps ease the cough in the patient and relieves swelling from the face.
- Good will help chlorophyll - extract from the leaves of eucalyptus, this drug helps to cope with staphylococcal infection.
Inhalations recently used in the treatment of many diseases of the upper respiratory tract, because they are able to bring the drug directly to the source of the disease.
Baby formula for inhalation
In most cases with disease of organsbreathing and nasal sinuses are prescribed for children. This method is not only useful and simple enough, it is also safe. Unlike drugs, the mixture penetrates the lungs, throat, bronchi, nasal sinuses, while virtually no side effects, like many antibiotics. Using inhalation, you can cure bronchitis, tracheitis, sore throat and viral infections more effectively and much faster.
Today there are a huge number of inhalation mixtures, but the most effective and popular can be called only a few:
- A mixture of steamed medicinal herbs: fir, juniper, eucalyptus leaves and many others. They have an anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effect.
- Heated to 40 degrees honey, diluted with water in a ratio of 1: 5, will also be an excellent means for inhalation.
- Infusion of basil, coriander and essential oils helps to have an antifungal effect.
But the most effective means for inhalationchildren aged 2 years are already a ready-made mixture consisting of ethyl alcohol, purified water, glycerol, tincture of eucalyptus and levomentola. In the pharmacy, it is sold under the name "Mospharm". Thanks to its natural composition, it has an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect.
Antidote preparations for feet or facethe doctor should prescribe only on the basis of the carried out researches and after the reason of edemas has been revealed. Self-medication can lead to complications and irreversible processes. It is not difficult to undergo examination, after it you can correctly choose a complex of treatment, which includes anti-edema drugs.