What can I do about swollen legs?

Even though we often advise it, going to the sauna does not help much in this case. You should also talk to your doctor about this problem. He can assess how bad it already is and initiate drug therapy if necessary. However, there are numerous things you can do to help yourself. We have ten tips for you.

10 tips against swollen legs

Swollen legs can be a very uncomfortable and worrisome feature that affects many people. The swelling, which in most cases is caused by an accumulation of excess fluid in the tissues, can have a variety of causes. This problem can be caused by a number of factors such as poor circulation, fluid retention, injury, certain medical conditions, or even prolonged standing or sitting.

The good news is that there are several measures you can take to treat or relieve swollen legs. In this article, we will share some of the most common and effective strategies that can help you reduce swelling and improve the well-being of your legs. However, if you experience persistent or severe swelling, you should always consult a doctor to determine the exact cause and receive appropriate treatment.

Tip 1

Put your feet up. This is firstly comfortable and also helps the body to move blood. If you can, keep your feet off the floor at work as well. For example, use a small chair that you keep under your desk.

Tip 2

Avoid heat as much as you can. While this is easier said than done in the summer, it helps even more. Avoid going for a walk in the midday heat and keep your surroundings as cool as you can.

Tip 3

You should not keep your feet completely still, however. Gentle movements such as walking or swimming are recommended. They also help the body to transport blood properly.

Tip 4

So that your body does not even think that it is suffering from a lack of fluids, you should drink enough. This will keep your kidneys on their toes and ensure that you don’t go on the austerity program in the first place.

Tip 5

Watch what you eat. Above all, eat as little salt as possible. The white crystal binds fluid and ensures that the organism feels a deficiency rather quickly.

Tip 6

Support your ankles with suitable stockings. They are now really chic and available in any drugstore. The compression supports the veins in their work and prevents them from dilating too much.

Tip 7

You should not stand or sit still for too long. If your job allows it, they should walk slowly for at least five minutes every hour.

Tip 8

Treat yourself to a professional massage from time to time. Use circular movements to stimulate blood flow. You can further promote this effect with fresh scents such as lemon or mint.

Tip 9

Make sure you take in enough magnesium. The mineral is very healthy for connective tissue and helps keep it firm. The good news is that chocolate also contains a lot of magnesium. Otherwise, reach for kale, spinach and mineral water.

Tip 10

Use the power of chestnuts. For example, there are ointments that contain the extract of the fruit. The creams have a cooling effect and thus support the veins.


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