Peripheral Edema: What Is It? How Do You Treat It?
Peripheral edema is an accumulation of fluid that causes swelling in tissues that are perfused by the vascular system in lower limbs. You typically see this in legs and feet. It is not limited to those limbs, but those are the most common areas that you see fluid swelling.
The Human Body is an amazing complex machine that is mostly comprised of 55% - 60% water. Water in our bodies flow throughout to keep cells and tissues moist. Our joints, brains, spinal cord and bones need water too! In most cases, the body regulates the water intake and outtake well. In some cases, too much water is built up in your tissues causing Peripheral edema. In most cases, this will go away on its own, but in some cases, it is brought on by a more serious life-threatening health condition.
Here are some tips from Dr. Axe on how to treat Peripheral edema.
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