Many of you feel that swollen legs as a phenomenon is quite normal. By early in the summer, this can become a daily occurrence. Swelling of the legs is unpleasant and ugly condition. Feet are a part of the body that suffers most of the burden.
Such burden can be caused by excess weight, standing on your legs for long time and specific work conditions (long sitting).
Above all, you must visit your doctor to define the exact cause of the swelling (kidneys, hormonal disorders, heart failure, etc.). If the cause of the swelling is not a trouble in your body, then you can try to solve the problem in a natural way at home.
Here we present you some useful tips that will relief your pain and reduce the swelling:
First, you must try to eat less salt. But if you got used to salty food then food without salt will not be a great taste. In this case use only iodized salt. To improve the taste add some lemon juice and other herbal spices whenever is possible. Parsley is especially used in these cases because it contains diuretic properties.
Also, drink plenty of water with lemon juice, more often throughout the day. Try to eat more fruits and vegetables in the summer, they have strong diuretic effect: watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe and cucumbers.
Here is on excellent proven diuretic that you can make with the leaves or roots of parsley:
In a medium bowl put 1 tablespoon crushed roots and leaves of parsley and then pour 400 ml of boiling water. Cover the bowl and let it stand overnight. Strain the mixture in the morning and add juice of one lemon. Drink this mix three times a day in amount of 100 ml. each time. Take a break of three days, and then continue in the same direction until the swelling disappears.
When your feet are swollen, flax seed can be very useful:
In a medium pot put 1 liter of water, add 4 teaspoons of flax seed and put it on fire. Let it boil for 10-15 minutes. Remove it from the fire and leave it to rest in a warm place for about 1 hour. You can strain this mixture, but it is not a big deal if you don’t. Furthermore add juice from one lemon and remember, consume it always hot. In every half an hour you must drink half a cup of this mixture.
This treatment should last two weeks, and after that the swelling usually goes away.
To prevent swelling in the legs, use salty solution as follows:
Take 1 kg salt and dissolve it in 10 liters of cold water. Use a soft towel to soak in this mixture and place it on the lumbar back (on the cross) to stand for about 20 minutes. Every night in the next 10 consecutive days repeat this procedure before bedtime.
The swelling will disappear due to increased urination, which starts almost immediately after the first procedure.
You can use salty bets as follows: soak a piece of cloth in a warm salt solution, drain and wrap your swollen feet. Cover your feet with warm blanket and leave this for about 20 minutes.
Otherwise, using salty bets eliminates the headache in a very short time and normalizes high blood pressure. Don let this salty bets confuse you. The intake of salt in the body causes swelling, but salty bets operate on the contrary – through the skin, they promote the excretion of fluids from the body. In simple words, they act as a diuretic.
This simple exercise will help you with your swollen feet:
Lift your toes and keep your heels elevated above the floor for about 1 cm. Then sharply lower your body on the heels, until you feel sitter like you would feel when fast walking or running. Make 30 exercises with 5 to 10 seconds break in between. You can make this exercise anywhere, at home or during a walk, nonetheless, several times a day.
This exercise will improve blood circulation in the legs. These are very effective exercises to cleanse the blood vessels, and they have helped thousands of patients with varicose veins.
Most of all you must remember:
If you have varicose veins, you must avoid too much hot water during the shower. Hot water dilates blood vessels, leading to stagnation of the bloodstream and then the swelling takes its place.