Having swollen legs can be linked to many severe conditions, heart problems, and kidney problems. Here is how you can naturally reduce the swelling, and make yourself feel better!
There are other symptoms that usually come with the swollen limbs shortness of breath, fever, skin discoloration, and chest pain usually follow. Don’t think twice about going to the emergency room these things are very dangerous. While often the swelling is due to a reaction to some form of medication birth control pills, anti-depressants, and HBP medicine. It is always best to be sure. Sometimes swelling occurs when we spend too much time traveling and don’t let our bodies adapt to the climate other times it could be early signs of edema.
Helping to prevent leg swelling is imperative nowadays. Here are some ways you can contribute to stay healthy:
If you suffer from any sort of inflamed legs Swimming is the perfect exercise for you. Exercising helps to circulate blood and prevents the body from letting blood gather in the lower parts of your body. Do yoga, go for a run. Just anything that will get your legs active.
Elevate your legs
Keeping your feet higher up than the rest of you for about thirty minutes every day will help your body drain the excess fluids being gathered.
If you work somewhere, that makes you sit still for extended periods of time it is best to get up and walk around for a few minutes every so often. This will help prevent swelling in the feet and legs.
Yes, compression socks. They are difficult to put on, but they come in handy. These socks will help the blood vessels stay more elastic-like and keep them from pooling in your feet. They also prevent varicose veins. They can only do good things for you.
Try to avoid eating too much salt. Too much salt will cause your body to have water retention and should be prevented at all costs. Try to eat veggies, fruit, and lean proteins. These will help you to be healthy in more ways than just leg inflammation prevention.
If you are a smoker, it would be best if you quit. Yes I know, it’s hard. But tit will open you up to a whole new world and save you money in doing so. Smoking is one of the key causes of lower limb swelling.
Drink plenty of water, drinking water will keep your tissues hydrated and help to detox the body. Drinking ten glasses of water, a day should be a daily routine that everyone practices.
Rubbing the swollen painful areas will increase blood flow and help reduce them.
Soak your feet in Epsom salt and feel relaxed. This will help to alleviate discomfort.
Most common illnesses/discomforts all relate back to magnesium deficiency. Taking supplements or eating more magnesium-rich foods may have a positive effect on your feet if they have become painfully swollen.
Apple Cider Vinegar
As strange as this seems, applying apple cider vinegar to the swollen parts of your feel will help relieve the pain. The vinegar has an effective fluid absorption action that makes the feet expunge the excess fluid buildup.
Just remember swollen feet can mean a lot of things and it is best to make sure you don’t leave it untreated.