Swollen Legs Causes and Natural Remedies: How do legs get swollen? And what can I do to prevent it from happening again?

The swelling in your legs could be because there is poor circulation of blood. This results in fluid being retained in the body. This is known as edema and is usually noticed in the legs, ankles and feet. If you notice this swelling on a regular basis, it would be advisable to consult a doctor at the earliest. If your work involves spending time on your feet this could be the cause for the swelling in your legs. In any case it would be advisable to consult your doctor about these symptoms.

While some serious disorder of kidney, heart or even your blood vessels could be the reason behind the swelling in your legs, this could also be caused by other reasons like eating a diet that is rich in salt and carbohydrates or even as a side effect of contraceptive pills.

You can help ease the discomfort in your legs by sitting down with your legs up. Ensure that your legs are elevated so that they are higher than your heart. Try to avoid standing for long periods of time. Cut down your salt intake and increase your intake of water. Wearing support socks and hose will also help you. Ensure that your shoes are comfortable and avoid buying footwear that is too small for your feet.

answered by M W

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