February 6, 2023

Swollen legs, because they come

It may happen that the lower limbs swell innaturally and therefore to suffer from swollen and tired legs. Sometimes this swelling also associate pains widespread in the legs, tingling, night cramps and asthenia.

Because the swollen legs come?

The swollen legs depend on an accumulation of liquids therefore from water retention, or an infection derived from diseases of joints or tissues or from trauma suffered.

In some cases, swollen legs can be associated with heart disease or thrombi.

Among the pathologies that cause swollen legs, there are:

  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • arthrosis
  • knee bursitis
  • cardiomyopathies
  • cellulite
  • cirrhosis liver
  • gout
  • heart failure
  • kidney failure
  • chronic venous insufficiency
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • thrombophlebitis
  • deep venous thrombosis
  • prostate cancer
  • varicose veins.

So to treat the swollen legs you have to act on the pathology that causes them with specific treatments or in slight cases you can pay attention to some daily behaviors such as nutrition or practicing sports activities (even light).

For example, foods rich in unsaturated fats and salts can be avoided (which favor water retention) and prefer fruit, vegetables and foods that contain potassium.

Then it is very beneficial half an hour of walking in a quick step per day or when you sleep or are lying in a supine position, put a pillow under your legs.

Women should avoid using high heels and generally it is recommended to use graduated compression elastic stockings;These favor the restoration of blood circulation and the reabsorption of liquids.

If the problem persists, it will be good to contact your doctor because many times the causes can be problems related to lung or heart.

If in addition to the swollen legs there are other symptoms such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, fainting and dizziness, better to go to the emergency room.