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Created by hollis, 884 days ago, 1384 views

How to get rid of edema? I always have edema face in the morning..
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Aravi884 days ago

Hi @hollis
Kindly find the below article written by Dr. Linda J. Vorvick.


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omobolkem883 days ago

Edema is the noticeable swelling resulting from fluid accumulation in certain body tissues. It is most commonly found in the feet, ankles and legs although it may also affect the face, hands and other parts of the body and body organs. Pregnant women and older adults are often affected with this condition, but it can happen to anyone.

The swelling, also referred to as dependent edema, is brought about by the accumulation of excess fluid beneath the skin in the interstitial spaces or compartments within the body tissues that are outside of the blood vessels. Excess fluid accumulation in the lower regions of the body, such as the ankles, feet, and legs, is referred to as peripheral edema.

Types of Edema

Clinically there are two types of edema – pitting and non-pitting edema. Pitting edema is the term used to describe edema when pressure applied to the skin of the swollen area is released and an indentation is left behind (e.g. when the skin is pressed with a finger or when stockings or socks induce indentation). Non-pitting edema is the term used to describe edema when this pressure-induced indentation does not occur. Non-pitting edema usually occurs in the arms and legs.

Occasionally pitting edema and non-pitting edema can occur without an underlying disease and it is then known as idiopathic edema. This is most common in women who experience it in their legs and feet when they are pre-menstrual or pre-menopausal – it is then often known as cyclical edema.

What are the Symptoms of Edema?

Symptoms of edema may include:

Persistent indentation of the skin (Pitting)
Swollen feet, ankles and legs
Painful skin sensations such as burning, soreness, tingling
Water retention or interstitial fluid
Abdominal bloating
Night sweats
Skin that is warm or hot to the touch
Pictures of Edema

What Causes Edema?

There are many factors that can contribute to the causes of edema. Since it is often related to an underlying condition, it’s important to get a proper diagnosis to be sure of the cause.

Possible Causes of Edema
Pregnancy can cause edema in the legs as the uterus puts pressure on the vena cava, a major blood vessel that returns blood to the heart from the legs, and progesterone relaxes the walls of the blood vessels. Fluid retention during pregnancy also can be caused by a more serious condition called pre-eclampsia.
High blood pressure (Hypertension), liver, kidney and thyroid diseases can cause edema
Being largely overweight or obese. Excess weight can put added pressure on the knee and ankle joints and the lower limbs.
Standing or sitting for long periods of time particularly in hot weather can cause excess fluid to accumulate in feet, ankles and lower legs.
Low protein levels in the blood caused by malnutrition, kidney and liver disease can also cause edema. The proteins help to hold water inside the blood vessels so fluid does not leak out into the tissues. If a blood protein, called albumin, gets too low, fluid leaks out the blood vessels and edema occurs, especially in the feet, ankles and lower legs.
Flying (Air Travel)
Low Blood Pressure
Poor Circulation
Eating food with a high salt content.
Spider & Insect Bites
Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump efficiently, and causes fluid buildup in the lungs and other parts of the body. Swelling is often most visible in the feet and ankles.
Severe chronic (long-term) lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, increase pressure in the blood vessels that lead from the heart to the lungs. This pressure backs up in the heart and the higher pressure causes swelling in the legs and feet.
Tiny valves inside the veins of the legs can become weakened, causing a common problem called venous insufficiency. This makes it more difficult for the veins to pump blood back to the heart, and leads to varicose veins and a buildup of fluid.
Treatments for Edema
Depending on the causes of edema and whether it is temporary or permanent, treating edema usually focuses on treating the condition that is causing it. A low dose of a diuretic (water pill) may be prescribed to reduce the swelling and help you expel the excess fluid, but it is important to remember this just treats the symptom and is not necessarily addressing the cause.

Tips for the Prevention of Edema
Follow a low salt diet
Avoid drinking too many fluids
If you are overweight or obese, try to lose weight and reduce the pressure on your lower limbs and joints
Elevate your legs above the level of your heart to keep swelling down and improve blood flow
If your ankles and feet are swollen during pregnancy, keep your legs elevated and lie on your side rather than your back
When you do lie down, place a pillow under your legs
Wear support or compression stockings to improve the flow of blood through the veins
Avoid leg swelling on long trips by standing up and walking around often or get up every hour
Exercise your feet and lower legs while sitting as this will help the veins move blood back toward the heart
Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
Try massage therapy, which stimulates blood flow and improves circulation

If a blocked or damaged blood vessel is suspected as one of the causes of edema, surgery may be needed to improve the flow of blood. Blood thinners may also be prescribed to treat blood clots, which can cause edema. As the clot begins to break down, fluid drainage improves and thus swelling is reduced.

Treating edema should include protecting any swollen, edematous areas of the body from pressure, injury and extreme temperatures. The skin over swollen areas becomes more fragile over time. Cuts, scrapes and burns in areas that have edema take much longer to heal and are open to infection.

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SoftGuitar883 days ago

Elevate the affected extremity, use diuretic medications, treat congestive heart failure or any other medical condition.

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benedict_cc876 days ago

do not drink before sleeping, check your kidneys!

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support876 days ago

If it's only in Morning, it's unlikely related to organ dysfunction. Just avoid feathery pillow or down comforter, gently rub & wash face with tap water; this should ease up.
Otherwise facial edema usually results from Kidney dysfunction. Better see an Internist or Nephrologist. Generally, following tests will give satisfactory answers whether or not your Kidney is affected-
1) Urine R/M/E
2) Blood Urea & Creatinine

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pustoi11874 days ago

already was the right answer. this before, going to bed to drink as little as possible of the liquid. I would also add, reduce salt intake.

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Mirella873 days ago

Hello @hollis

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lexshvets772 days ago

Jogging in the morning!
Jogging in the morning!
Jogging in the morning!

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