Puffiness with monthly

Every time you come home, you just go homeFall from fatigue, your legs look like the legs of an elephant, and in the morning you are disturbed by bags under the eyes, puffiness of the face and in general - you feel like a balloon and every day you swell more and more. The presence of edema is indicated by such signs as traces of gum skin on the skin. In addition, if for 30 seconds to press a finger on the front, the surface of the shin in a place where the bone is as close as possible to the surface of the skin, even with small swelling there is a fossa that does not disappear for a long time. How to help you and what to do is the topic of our today's conversation.

In fact, swelling does not occur from scratch,but are signals that something is wrong with your body. The causes of the disturbance of outflow and fluid retention in tissues are different, in connection with which hydrotestatic edemas are evolved, in which the increase in pressure in the capillary plays a major role; hypoproteinemic, the main cause of which is a decrease in the content of proteins in the blood plasma, especially albumins, and a decrease in the colloid osmotic (oncotic) pressure of the blood plasma with the release of fluid from the bloodstream into the tissue; membrane-gene, the formation of which is due to an increase in the permeability of capillaries due to their toxic damage, inflammatory process, and violation of nervous regulation. It is also accepted to distinguish edema common and local. Common edema develops in diseases of the heart, kidneys, liver, gastrointestinal tract; local edema - with diseases of veins, lymphatic vessels, with allergic inflammation. Local edema is tied to a particular organ or site of the vascular bed, easily distinguishable from general (generalized) edema.

So, in order to proceed to the treatment of edema, you need to identify their cause.

The most common swelling is swelling of the legs. As a rule, slight swelling at the end of the day is not a cause for concern. If you spend the whole day on your feet, from a long standing the pressure in the capillaries of the feet rises - this leads to edema. Will help get rid of the problem - rest with raised legs.

If you have swelling due to consumptionon the eve of a large amount of fluid, from heat or fatigue, then remove foot swelling will help special foot baths. The most effective bath: add sea salt to cool water, at the rate of 2 tbsp. spoons for 1 liter of water, or a few tablespoons of pine extract. Lower your legs for 5-10 minutes, then wipe dry with a towel.

Swelling on the legs may indicate the presence ofother diseases. For example, pronounced edema of the soft tissues of one or both extremities that does not cease for a short period of time (from several hours to several days) is not characteristic of varicose veins. The cause of destruction of one limb is often acute deep vein thrombosis, and two - thrombosis or acute heart failure. (Deep vein thrombosis can be a complication of varicose veins.) The mechanism of edema formation on the legs with chronic heart failure is the same as in varicose veins, but they are characterized by some features: one of the main is a pronounced dependence on the position of the body: if a person retains constant motor activity, the edema is symmetrically located on both legs, mainly on the legs, and in bed patients - in the lumbar region.

Total swelling in front of PMS

Most women a few days before the monthlybegin to swell in your eyes: increase in the volume of the ankle, swollen eyelids, there is a puffiness of the face, swollen gums and joints. Add here drowsiness, bad mood, headache, etc.
For many, after the month ends,pass and all the symptoms. If this does not happen to you, you should contact your doctor for treatment. Among the general recommendations - adjusting the diet in the days preceding the start of menstruation. First try to exclude salted. Salt delays water in the body, and this causes swelling. It's sad, but favorite sweets, flour, melting ice cream and other desserts in your mouth can also cause fluid retention. Although it seems strange, but these days you need to drink more. Filling your body with a lot of liquid, you give an additional load to the kidneys, which begin to wash out excess salt and sugar from the body. Drink as much as possible herbal teas from chamomile and peppermint. These herbs have anti-edematous effect. With edema, you can also take diuretics, but you should not abuse them. It is better to take as a rule to eat a bunch of parsley: it has an excellent diuretic effect, but it does not heavily burden the kidneys. But if edema accompanies you not only on certain days, but become your constant companions, do not delay the visit to the doctor. Edema can be a symptom of cardiovascular disease and venous or renal failure.

Eye swelling is a fairly commonproblem. If the swelling of the eyes disturbs you quite often, then it is worthwhile to consult a therapist. After all, the causes of eye swelling may be allergies, kidney disease or hormonal disorders. Swelling under the eyes can also occur due to excessive intake of fluid before bed, lack of sleep, alcohol abuse, acute or salty foods. All these bad habits are best minimized.

However, if you still found out in the morning swellingunder the eyes, there are several simple ways to quickly cope with the problem. You can make compresses from herbal decoctions. To combat swelling, the eye is brewed with chamomile, dill, sage or parsley, cool the broth, then moisten the cotton swabs in the infusion and apply to the eyes. To prepare a decoction of chamomile, you need - in the fabric (any scarf) to pour a little dry inflorescences of chamomile, roll up the pouch and place them in a bowl with boiling water and leave for 5-10 minutes. Then, the "bags" are still warm, put them on both eyes. This compress is used for very inflamed eyes and swollen eyelids. In addition, with regular use (2-3 times a week), it protects from the early appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. You can also use tea bags with chamomile. If you do not have time, then you can get by with a pair of tea bags refrigerated in a refrigerator or ice slices cooked from water or milk.

If the cause of morning swelling is the stones in thekidneys, you need to contact a urologist. Renal edema is mild, watery, mobile. Most often appear in the morning. The process begins with the face and eyelids, then swells all over the body.

Most often, swelling in healthy pregnant women, nothaving cardiovascular or renal pathology, appear in the second half of pregnancy. Usually swelling of the legs first, then swelling of the hands, abdomen, face can be added. The latter especially upsets the expectant mothers. After all, the face swells most strongly. This is due to the anatomical features of this area. There is a loose fiber, which, like a sponge, is ready to retain liquid.
In the morning swelling on the legs is less noticeable, because at nightthe fluid spreads evenly throughout the body. But in the daytime, when you spend more time on your feet, the fluid descends, accumulating mainly in the area of ​​the ankles, on the back of the feet, on the shins, where the pressure of the finger can cause a slowly leveling fovea. Skin with swelling is pale, tense and smooth.
To know exactly how much fluid accumulatesin the body and is derived from it, you can compare the daily amount of fluid drunk, the urine output and the body weight of the pregnant woman. All these restrictions are justified: the kidneys will not experience increased stress, which means that there will not be edema and blood pressure will not rise. If the future mother wants to make any changes in her diet (restrict herself to certain products or, conversely, add something), first of all, she needs to consult a doctor.
Edema, which is almost always associated withpregnancy, disappear soon after childbirth. After childbirth, a lot of fluid is lost, which accumulated during pregnancy. Women are usually pleasantly surprised when they find out that the swelling of their hands, ankles, legs, neck and face (which are typical for almost every pregnancy) have been gone for several days.

As a result of an insect bite, unusual food andetc. can develop local edema, which is called the edema of Quincke. Quincke's edema is a reaction to the effects of various biological and chemical factors, often of an allergic nature. Named after the German physician Heinrich Quincke, who first described it in 1882. Manifestations of edema Quincke - an increase in the face or part or limb. The color of the skin does not change.
Treatment of edema Quincke includes, in addition to medicines, mandatory detection of allergen or other provoking factors and their elimination.
Angioedema is different from normalhives only the depth of the skin. Edema of considerable size often appears in places with loose fiber - on the lips, eyelids, cheeks, oral mucosa, genital organs. In typical cases, it disappears completely after a few hours (up to 2-3 days). Patients with moderate and severe reactions should be hospitalized.
Usually, the itch and temperature pass with time. Danger of swelling of the face, mucous membranes of mouth and pharynx, causing an attack of suffocation. In this case, you must immediately call the ambulance!

How to deal with edema?

If swelling is not associated with any diseases, the following tips will help:

  • reduce fluid intake, especially in the evening, before bedtime
  • give up fried food, it is best to cook foods for a couple
  • drink a decoction of flaxseed: 4 tsp. seeds, pour 1 liter of water and boil for 15 minutes. The broth is filtered to take in a warm form 1/2 cup 3 times a day for 2-3 weeks.
  • engage in physical culture, swimming in particular
  • more often in the open air
  • give up shoes with high heels
  • when swollen face lubricate problem areas with potato juice


Cure with swelling (not associated with serious diseases!) Will help yoga. Here are some exercises that will help disperse the accumulated fluid.

Lie on your back on the floor, under your head is nothing.can not be put. Legs are stretched out, hands on each side, palms pressed to the floor. Slowly raise your legs approximately to an angle of 30 degrees and stay in this position. Pushing your hands away from the floor, raise your legs to the vertical position. Hold it for a few seconds. Continue the climb by tilting the legs "on yourself", tearing off the pelvis from the floor. Grab the lower back with your hands, put your elbows on the floor. Holding the body in your arms, straighten the trunk. The head lies on the floor, the back is straight, legs are stretched vertically upwards. Breathe freely and naturally, preferably - deep enough, but not straining. If you hold your feet vertically - it's difficult, you can tilt them a little "on yourself," but so that the plane of view does not cross your feet. Tilt your legs to your head, remove your hands, put your hands on the floor and, leaning your hands on the floor, very slowly and carefully - the vertebra behind the vertebrae - lower the torso on the floor. Lower your legs and lie on your back, relax. Performing the Viparita-karani-mudra at the development stage is necessary twice a day - in the morning and in the evening, not forgetting about stretching the spine in each movement: the pelvis "leaves" from the shoulders upwards, the head - in the horizontal direction. "Stretching" of the spine, thus, is carried out from the base of the cervical region, tightly, but without the effort pressed to the floor. The vertical axis of the pelvis in the retention phase continues the axis of the spine. Legs are vertical due to bending of the body in the hip joints, and not in the lumbar spine. It is important! It is necessary to master the ascent in the Viparita-karani carefully and very gradually. During the whole exercise, the weak Mula-bandha is preserved. When the exercise is mastered so that staying in the fixation phase for five minutes does not cause difficulties, one can go on to the one-time practice of the Viparita-karani-mudra and perform it only in the morning. When the Viparita-karani-mudra is completed, relaxation in the prone position on the back is mandatory, occupying at least as much time as the fixation phase continued. Do not look at the clock - focus on the subjective sense of time. Breathing during relaxation is natural.

Put the blanket folded four times on the floor. Lie flat on your back so that your legs and feet touch each other. Tighten your knees and stretch your arms next to your body. Keep your shoulders pointing down and push them away from your head. The palms are pointing down. The head and neck should be on the same line with the spine. Remain for a while in this position, breathing normally. Exhale and bend your knees so that they are above the chest. Remain in this position for 5 seconds. Put your palms on the floor and lift your waist and hips, keeping your knees bent and allowing them to go behind your head. Maintain the upper back of the thighs with your hands and lift the trunk. Inhale and exhale. Raise your hips even further and support your back with your hands.
The body from the shoulders to the knees is now perpendicular to the floor. The upper part of the sternum touches the chin. Hold your hands on your back, where the kidneys are located, your thumbs point toward the front of your body, and the rest of your fingers point toward your spine.
Cut the muscles of the buttocks so that the waist and coccyx are left inward, and straighten your legs to the ceiling.
Stay in this final position for 5 minutes,breathing normally. Gradually increase the duration. At the initial stages of training, 2-3 minutes are enough. At the same time: press your palms and fingers into the back to straighten the whole body from the armpits to the socks; Do not let elbows diverge to the sides, hold them as close as possible to each other, directed inwards; set the shoulders back and away from the direction of the head; Move the upper parts of the hands to each other.
Exhale, bend your knees and gradually with a slipping motion, lower down the buttocks and back, without yanking the spine. Remove the palms from the back, lower the buttocks down to the floor and straighten the legs.

Urdhva Prazarita Padasana (posture of stretched legs up)

Bend your legs and press your entire back to the floor. Pull your hands behind your head. Take your shoulders to the floor. On exhalation, extend your legs vertically upwards. Actively lengthen them, pressing the pelvis to the floor. Guide the inner edges of the feet upward. Extend the inner sides of the ankles, pulling the outer. Guide the front parts of the thighs to the basin, evenly pulling the knee cups. Do not hold your breath, keep your head straight. Hold the pose for 1 minute.

Magdalena 10/21/2014
I have very severe swelling during pregnancywere. I was so scared that I ran to the clinic to examine the kidneys, but there they reassured me and said that this uterus presses on the renal tubules and because of this, there are swelling

Masha 05/17/2013
Many people swell around in the summer, and I'm no exceptionaddition, they also have the property of terribly sometimes sick after hiking on their heels or just high shoes, I found a solution for myself with a leech extract of leech-911. I can tell them even at work and after 15 minutes at least run again anywhere, but in general, better consult with a specialist.

Maca 16.09.2011
Thank you so much! at me earlier swelled because of loads and footwear inconvenient, business hardly up to varices it has not reached or has not got. It's good that I turned to the doctor on time! I was saved then I remember gel for prophylaxis of varices just from swellings of everyones (a thrombless is called nas. I remember) and exercises which phlebologist has registered !!

Svetlana x 10.03.2011
very capacious and specifically described the swelling during pregnancy Thank you I knew that the pregnancy is a temporary phenomenon passes through nine months