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Alternative Treatments For Edema

December 11, 2020 2 min read

Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body’s tissue, particularly the skin. Although edema can affect any part of your body, its most common in your hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs. The condition mainly occurs in older adults and women who are pregnant, but anyone can experience edema. However, there is usually an underlying disease or condition. Edema is a symptom, not a disease or disorder.

Symptoms depend on the cause, and they normally develop gradually. Here are a few to name:

  1. Affected area is swollen
  2. Skin might look stretched and shiny
  3. Facial puffiness
  4. Weight gain or loss
  5. Aching body parts or stiff joints
  6. Higher pulse rate and blood pressure
  7. Abdominal pain or bloating
  8. Headaches

Causes:

  1. Eating too much salt
  2. Sunburn
  3. Heart Failure
  4. Kidney Disease
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Problems with lymph nodes
  7. Standing or walking a lot when the weather is warm
  8. Certain medications

Treatment will depend on the cause of edema. There is a lot of self-care techniques that can help prevent or reduce edema. Treatment may involve using compression bandages and pressure sleeves tightened over swollen limbs to help force the body to reabsorb the fluid.

Other options include:

  1. Daily exercise
  2. Elevate legs above the heart
  3. Massage, which can help lymph nodes drain
  4. Acupuncture may improve fluid balance
  5. A multivitamin that consists of vitamins A, C, and E

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