The human body consists of 50-86% water. About 2/3 of it is inside the cell, and the rest is in the intercellular space. Because of the increase in the volume of liquid in it, the body starts to swell…
If you are familiar with this problem, we strongly recommend that you consult with your doctor, because treatment depends on the underlying causes. And they are countless! Starting from vein, kidney and thyroid diseases and ending with overeating at night – that’s why the body swells.
And to get rid of edema, it is advisable to consider the following recommendations:
How to deal with swelling
- Start with the food
Salt and refined carbohydrates – something that should be excluded in the first place, or at least reduce their intake. It is advisable to also forget about processed food and unhealthy evening snack. Before going to sleep it’s better not to load up!
- Don’t forget about vitamins and minerals
Swelling signals that your body needs more fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Also don’t neglect foods rich in potassium and magnesium.
- More movement!
Sedentary lifestyle doesn’t have any benefits. Try to walk more, and start to do exercises in the morning. Physical activity “squeezes out” the excess water in the body.
- Swelling – not a reason to abandon water
We know that you need to drink at least 8 cups of water a day. It is only necessary to drink it throughout the whole day, and not to drink most of it at night. Moreover, people with heart failure and kidney problem should consult their drinking regimen with a doctor.
- Sleep is not for wimps!
Do you know someone that looked nice and cheerful after sleep deprivation?
- Spoil yourself with a massage
In the presence of edema on the face, lymph drainage massage is recommended. But only the experienced hands of a specialist will help solve problems with stagnant water and lymph: self-massage is really dangerous.
Following the simple guidelines, you will forget about this unpleasant problem. Take care of yourself and tell your loved ones how to cope with swelling.