Edema is caused by excess fluid in the tissues of your body. Inflammation can affect any part of your body, but it is most common in your hands, hands, feet, ankles, and legs. Taking care to eliminate excess fluid and reducing the amount of salt in your diet often helps to relieve inflammation. If edema is a sign of an underlying disease, the disease itself wants separate treatment.
Illustration showing edema of the foot and ankle
Edema of the foot and ankle
Symptoms of edema include:
The tissue beneath your skin is swollen or swollen, especially your legs or hands
Long or shiny skin
After a few seconds, the skin that holds the pores (pores) out
Increased Abdominal Size
To understand what caused your edema, your doctor will first do a physical examination and ask questions about your medical history. This information is often sufficient to determine the root cause of your edema. Sometimes x-rays, ultrasound tests, magnetic resonance imaging, blood tests, or urine analysis may be required.
Mild edema usually subsides alone, especially if you are helping to lift the affected organs above your heart.
Medications that help your body to release excess fluid in the form of diuretics can be treated with more severe inflammation. One of the most popular diuretics is furosemide. But, based on your personal medical history, your doctor will decide whether these types of actions are a good option for you.
Long-term management is usually focused on treating the root cause of the swelling. If you are experiencing edema due to the use of Ema, your doctor may adjust your prescription or check for an alternative action that does not cause edema.
Lifestyle and Home Remedies
Below are some tips to help edema treatment and keep you coming back. Before attempting these self-care methods, talk to your doctor about what suits you.
Movement. Moving and using your body muscles, especially your legs, helps pump excess fluid into your heart. Ask your doctor about exercises that can reduce swelling.
Elevation. Keep the swollen part of your body above your heart level several times a day. Sometimes, it may be useful to lift the affected body part while you sleep.
Massage. Pressing the affected area into your heart is not painful, but pressure can cause excess fluid to flow out of the area.
Compression. If one of your organs is affected by edema, your doctor may recommend wearing compression stockings, gloves, or gloves that are usually worn after your swelling has subsided. These garments keep the pressure on your hands and feet to prevent the accumulation of fluid in the tissue.
Safety. Keep the hurt area clean and moisturized, free from injury. Dry, cracked skin is prone to scratches, cuts, and infections. Always wear protection on your feet if swelling is common.
Reduce salt intake. Follow your doctor’s advice on how enough salt you consume.
Getting ready for your appointment
If you are not now under the care of a specialist for a current medical condition, you will most likely start by seeing your family doctor begin to evaluate the cause of your symptoms.
Here’s how to prepare for your appointment and what to expect from your doctor.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Be aware of pre-appointment restrictions. At the time of your selection, be sure to ask if there is anything you need to do in advance to prepare for a general diagnosis.
Write down any symptoms you are experiencing, including any symptoms that do not appear to be related to the reason you schedule your appointment.
Make a list of your main medical information, including the names of the other conditions you are treating and any actions you are taking, vitamins or supplements.
Ask your doctor about the questions and write them down. When your doctor answers your questions, bring a notepad and a pen to record information.