How to Reduce Swelling in Legs, Feet and Ankles Quickly Due to Fluid Retention and Edema


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notification bell. How to get rid of swollen legs feet and ankles. Our body
can eliminate the excess fluids on its own through urine or sweat.
However when its function is affected the fluid starts accumulating in the
tissues and causes swelling. The swelling is most prominent in legs feet ankles
hands and sometimes even in face. This is known as peripheral edema.
There are two types of edema – Pitting edema and Non-Pitting edema. In pitting
edema an indentation is formed when pressure is applied on
the swollen area. This indentation will persist for some time even after the
pressure is released. The causes for pitting edema are: sitting for too long,
congestive heart failure, high intake of sodium, deficiency of potassium and
magnesium, pregnancy, medication side effects, wearing tight socks, etc., In non
pitting edema indentation is not formed when pressure is applied. Non pitting
edema is caused due to disorders in lymphatic system. Non-pitting edema is
more serious and difficult to treat than pitting edema. Whatever might be the
reasons for swelling and fluid retention you must consult your doctor immediately.
However there are some prevention you could take to reduce swelling in the
body. 1. Drink water. Drinking less than the recommended amount of water which is
six to eight glasses a day can dehydrate your body and is very dangerous to your
health. In case of dehydration the body tries to rehydrate itself by taking
water from different tissues which may lead to fluid retention and other
serious health problems. 2. Reduce the intake of sodium. Sodium is present in
almost any of the foods we eat every day, so it’s really hard to avoid. However
consuming too much of sodium can cause numerous health problems
including fluid retention. 3. Avoid processed foods. Processed foods are rich
in sugar and sodium which are among the main risk factors for fluid retention
and a variety of other diseases and conditions. You must avoid processed
foods as much as possible. 4. Eat potassium and magnesium rich foods.
Potassium deficiency has been linked to fluid imbalance as well as improperly
functioning organs. Magnesium is very important for our health and we need
about 200 mg of it a day. In case of these deficiencies the body
will experience fluid retention. So make sure to eat nuts seeds whole grains and
avocado in order to optimize the levels of the minerals in your body. 6. Eat
vitamin B6 rich food. Lack of this vitamin is one of the main causes of
fluid retention. Eat more tuna, pistachios, bananas, chicken, and sunflower seeds in
order to resolve the problem. 7. Exercise. In order to prevent fluid retention
exercise is key. Start being physically active today in order to keep the levels
of fluids in your body regulated and keep everything functioning properly. Go
for a walk run or swim and aim for 30 minutes of exercise per day 3 times
a week or more, if you have the time. 8. Elevate your legs. While sleeping
or resting, elevate your legs with a pillow to reduce the swelling in your
ankles and prevent accumulation of fluids in your joints. 9. Don’t wear tight
clothes. Wearing tight clothes can impair your circulation and cause numerous
problems. Also don’t wear socks which are too tight. If you follow these tips you
may steer clear of the condition and stay healthy. Thank you for watching the
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