Edema - a pathological condition of the accumulation of excess fluid in the tissues and interstitial spaces, which occurs due to violation of water exchange between the blood and tissues. There are many reasons because of which there are certain types of edema: varicose veins, heart disease, kidney, liver, arteries, musculoskeletal system, deep vein thrombosis shin, taking certain kinds of medications, allergies. Temporary swelling of various parts of the body may be due to trauma or extensive bruising. Also it can be considered temporary swelling that occur in pregnant women in the third trimester and are one of the major signs of late toxicosis.

Local edema often allergic . Typically, this swelling of the skin with redness and itching. They arise in the first century, then on the lips, gradually hitting the back of the hands. Allergic edema may be localized in these specific areas, and gradually spread throughout the body. He called angioedema. An allergic reaction may be an insect bite, some food, drugs, cosmetics, or vaccine. As a treatment using antihistamines significantly reduce symptoms of allergic edema.

If the swelling associated with varicose veins They are often accompanied by pain and feeling of heaviness in the legs, cramps in the calf muscles. As treatment uses drugs that improve the condition of venous walls, normalize its permeability. To prevent swelling you can use a special compression garment, which prevents the stagnation of excess fluid in the lower extremities.

In case of insufficient heart function is the formation of so-called cardiac edema. In this case, we are talking about an active delay in the body of salt and water, and developing heart failure increase in venous pressure and blood stasis contribute to the development of edema.   Due to the increase in pressure in the superior vena cava spasm occurs lymph vessels, which leads to the failure and lymphatic exacerbates edema.   The primary task of the doctor in this case - to organize the work of the diseased organ, which will lead to the normalization of its activities, and as a result, to reduce swelling. To solve the problem of edema can take diuretics, but the selection of dose and type of medication - it is the prerogative of the doctor. Always keep in mind that with constant use of diuretics is a rapid excretion of potassium, this very important trace element for normal heart function. Therefore, it is recommended that at the same time taking diuretics or Pananginum asparkam for preventing loss of potassium.

You can resort to traditional medicine and special herbal brew Which promote the flow of excess fluid. Take equal parts of bearberry leaves, birch buds, leaves, cranberries, crushed juniper fruit. One tablespoon of this collection cover with boiling water and soak for 15 minutes on low heat. Then the broth cool, strain and drink 2 tablespoons 5-6 times a day. In combat swelling dandelion leaves can be used, which is not only an excellent diuretic, and is so rich in potassium, which is great compensates its reserves in the body. Thus, you can immediately solve two problems: to reduce the intensity of edema and to maintain the level of potassium. Tea made from dandelion leaves to drink three times a day, one glass.

These herbs can be used to solve the problem of renal edema, which can appear not only on the feet, but on the face, around the eyes. This kind of edema often signals problems with the kidneys, which are caused by infectious diseases, or an abuse of their functioning. In this situation it is very important the constant control of the kidneys, so patients with this disorder often need to take the urinalysis and blood chemistry.

Some drugs used to treat high blood pressure, arthritis, osteoarthritis can cause edema peripheral character. In this case, you should stop taking the drug and seek medical advice.

For any kind of edema must be treated with due care, since they are often the first signal of onset of the disease and may help in its early diagnosis.

Author: Natalia Biatova