The definition of Edema is the excess of fluids in the tissues and capillaries of the body that result in swelling of the body. It is important to understand why the body is retaining water to properly treat it. Edema can cause swollen feet, swollen legs, swollen hands, swollen arms, swollen ankles and can actually happen anywhere in the body including the brain. To properly understand edema, we will start by taking a look at the history of edema.
Edema has been around for a long time, in fact, ancient civilizations (Greek, Sumerian, Babylonian and Egyptian) even wrote about edema, however, instead of edema it was called Dropsy (another word for swelling of the tissue). The ancient civilizations would try to remove the excess fluid by using methods of secretion. It wasn’t until the 1950s when diuretics first became introduced. A Diuretic is a medication or even a supplement that is used to expel excess water from the body. SwellNoMore is a natural anti-inflammatory diuretic supplement to reduce swollen feet, legs, ankles and other forms of edema including bloating and puffy eyes.
Symptoms of edema include swelling, shiny stretchy and even painful skin, coughing, pain in your chest region, skin that seems puffy and skin dimples (you push on your skin and the skin leaves a dimple or impression) which is referred to as pitting edema.
Side effects of edema include swelling, difficulty walking, decreased blood circulation and an increase in infection in the affected area.
Edema, like many things can be mild or severe and thus can be measured by the pitting edema scale which goes from 1+ to 4+. 4+ is the worst case of edema resulting in an impression in the skin that takes more than 30 seconds to rebound.
The first thing to do if you notice your suffering from edema is to go to your doctors so that you can eliminate life threatening medical conditions. Life threatening medical conditions that can cause edema include:
Once those are all ruled out, your doctor might offer to put you on some prescription diuretics like Lasix or Prednisone or you might decide to try an all natural diuretic like SwellNoMore to get rid of swollen feet and other types of body swelling. SwellNoMore has been a cure for swollen feet, legs and ankles for thousands of people and has been Doctor trusted since 2011.
Before going on prescriptions you might also want to try some home remedies, including soaking your feet, or whatever body part is swollen in an Epsom salt bath, drinking some herbal teas, wearing compression socks, elevating the swelling, exercising and not sitting idle to too long as this can cause fluids to pool.
Its also important to look at how inflammation and edema are related. Edema is the result of inflammation happening within the body. The Body has detected damage to tissues somewhere in the body and as a result will send more blood, fluids proteins and white blood cells to the injured or affected area to help heal the tissue and this is what causes the swelling. Another great way to reduce edema swelling is to try and eat healthy. An Anti-Inflammatory diet is a great way to fight inflammation and swelling as well. SwellNoMore has 17 Natural Ingredients which include natural anti-inflammatories and natural diuretics to help reduce swelling and inflammation fast.