Have you ever had a ring dig into your finger or your feet wouldn’t fit into your favorite shoes because they’re swollen? This is swelling caused by the accumulation of fluid in the body.
We learned the most common reasons for swelling and how to get rid of it.
The recommended norm of salt per day is 5 g (0.17 oz) or 1 tsp. If we get more of it with food, our body starts accumulating fluid.
What you can do: Limit your salt consumption. If food seems bland, use herbs and spices.
If the swelling is accompanied by itching and redness, it’s an allergy.
What you can do: If the swelling is rapidly developing and touches the neck and face, you need urgent medical care. If the swelling is small, antihistamines will help.
Hormonal failure is another reason for fluid accumulation in the body. If you have an abdominal distension, swollen legs, or gained some weight, it’s most likely a hormonal edema.
What you can do: Change your diet: eat protein-rich foods, and reduce the amount of sweet, spicy, and salty foods. Visit your endocrinologist or gynecologist, who will choose the treatment.