Home Remedies For Swollen Ankles: What are the causes of swollen ankles, how can we reduce the swelling, is there a way to prevent swollen ankles.

Swollen Ankles can occur by eating a poor diet high in salt and carbohydrates, abusing laxatives, abusing diuretics or sodium retention to name a few.

Some home remedies in reducing swollen ankles are:

  • Drink lots of water, this helps flush out the salts in the body
  • Increase muscle activity by walking
  • Sip on the herbal tea: Many herbs are slightly diuretic. Parsley is the best known one. Take two teaspoons of dried leaves for each cup of boiling water and seep for ten minutes. Drink three cups a day.
  • Lie down with feet up: Recline with feet up in the raised position. This will allow the fluid collected in the legs to go to the circulatory systems and from there to the kidneys for excretion.

If these tips do not work or if you have heart and kidney problems consult a doctor. You can also consult a doctor if you have an indentation that remains when you press the skin.

Some tips to prevent swollen ankles:

  • Avoid standing in place for long period of time
  • Avoid sitting with the feet dependent
  • Limit salt intake, try not to go over 2400 miligrams a day
  • Do not abuse diuretics, short-term may be helpful, but limit its use
  • Do not abuse laxatives
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid contraceptive pills and hormone replacement therapy if possible.

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