Fibromyalgia remains a widely misunderstood condition, one that the medical community is still exploring and researching. Fibromyalgia comes in several forms. A very little known condition caused by fibromyalgia is edema (or inflammation of fibromyalgia). Are you suffering from edema due to fibromyalgia?
Edema in fibromyalgia and its causes
Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in the tissues of your body. Edema can affect any part of the body, although it is most commonly seen in the hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs.
Edema, like other painful conditions, can cause a high level of frustration and confusion for those affected. Identifying symptoms correctly can provide answers and indicate whether you have edema.
Fortunately, there are natural remedies that can help control or reduce the symptoms of edema.
If you have the following symptoms, you may be suffering from edema.
Recognizing the symptoms of edema
Symptoms of edema include swelling or swelling, which is most common in the legs or arms. Stretched or shiny skin that may be prone to tearing or tearing. Dimpled skin; this is evident in skin that remains cleft after pressing for several seconds.
Additional symptoms of edema include abdominal enlargement, shortness of breath, and heavy arms or legs.
Common triggers for edema
If you experience edema as a complication of fibromyalgia, it can help to learn about other common causes. Doing your best to avoid these triggers can help you prevent edema from getting worse while trying natural remedies to control it.
1. Sitting or standing for long periods.
2. Certain Medications: High blood pressure medications, steroids, estrogens, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and certain diabetes medications called thiazolidinediones.
3. Kidney disease can contribute to excess sodium and fluid in your circulation. It usually occurs on the legs and around the eyes.
4. Fluid from cirrhosis can collect in the abdomen and legs due to liver damage.
5. Heart failure. If the heart is weak and cannot pump blood efficiently, blood will pool in certain areas of the body. This can cause fluid to leak from the blood vessels into the surrounding area.
6. Venous insufficiency: a deficiency of blood flow. When your veins have trouble sending blood from your extremities to your heart. Often caused by varicose veins.
7. Severe protein deficiency: Protein helps retain salt and water within the blood vessels. When albumin, a protein in the blood becomes too low, excess fluid is retained and can leak into the tissues.
6 natural remedies for edema
This helps to replenish potassium levels and reverse fluid retention. Add 1 or 2 teaspoons to a glass of water and drink. Apple cider vinegar is also a good addition to salads.
They reduce swelling and inflammation, and can also draw excess fluids and toxins from the body. Pour 2 cups of Epsom salts into your bath water. Soak in the water for 10-15 minutes. This can be repeated up to 3 times a week.
Alternatively, you can skip the full body bath and soak only the feet. In a bucket or small bucket, dip your feet in warm water that reaches just above the ankles. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom salts and soak for 30-60 minutes.
Tea tree oil
Rubbing tea tree oil on the affected area helps reduce swelling and inflammation. Add 5-10 drops of tea tree oil to a base oil and rub gently on the affected area. A base oil is necessary to limit skin irritation. Suggested base oils include coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil, or olive oil.
Dandelion is a natural diuretic that stimulates fluid drainage. Dandelion also contains potassium that balances sodium levels in the body. Try adding a little dandelion to your tea.
A natural diuretic that stimulates urine production to help relieve water retention and bloating. Add 1 teaspoon of dried parsley to 2 cups of water. Boil for 10 minutes, glue and then drink. Parsley is also a good addition to soups, salads, or sandwiches.
Having a gentle massage promotes blood flow, relieving pressure on blood vessels, and helps reduce swelling. Apply warm oil to the affected area and use gentle movements to promote healing. Suggested oils include mustard, olive, or coconut.
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