4. Kidney diseases
Swelling that appears on the face mainly in the morning can signify problems with the kidneys. In addition to this, you may notice lower back pain and a change in urine color.
What you can do: Follow a diet. Sleep on your back (sleeping on your stomach can lead to swelling of your face). Visit a nephrologist.
5. Heart diseases
Swelling of the legs and abdomen can indicate heart diseases if accompanied by pain in the chest, fatigue, or dyspnea.
What you can do: Cardiac edema shouldn’t be treated at home. You should visit a cardiologist.
Swelling can occur as a result of taking certain types of medications — for example, antipyretic, analgesic, or birth control pills.
What you can do: If the medicine causes swelling, consult a doctor. Perhaps it can be replaced with an analog that doesn’t give such side effects.
Those who have to spend much of the day standing or sitting may have leg edema.
What you can do: People with a sedentary job are recommended to take regular breaks to do a little workout. It’s also recommended to stop crossing your legs. If you stand a lot during the day, take the opportunity to sit, have a self-massage, and wear comfortable shoes and compression socks.
At the initial stage of dehydration, your body starts to accumulate liquid for later. As a result, your ankles, wrists, and the bottom part of your belly may become swollen.
What you can do: Drink at least 1.2 liters of water a day, and avoid coffee, alcohol, and carbonated drinks.
Remember, swelling doesn’t always indicate a pathology, and it can appear even in healthy people during hot weather because of uncomfortable shoes or after consuming large amounts of liquid and salty foods.