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Natural Remedies for swollen hands and legs

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Here are a few natural solutions you can easily apply to relieve your swollen limbs.

Note: Swollen limbs could be a symptom of a bigger health problem. So, to be on the safe side, consult your doctor if your feet, ankles or legs are experiencing swelling of any kind.

1. Prop up your legs

You don’t have to be injured to reap the benefits of putting your feet up. Make a habit of elevating your legs for half an hour per day. This will help drain your body of excess fluids, which may be causing swelling. There are a few yoga asanas that can help in this.

2. Drink plenty of water

Water, and plenty of it, is one of the most important ingredients of almost any medical remedy, and this certainly holds for swollen feet and legs. Staying well hydrated prevents swelling toxins from building up and maintains tissue health. It’s currently estimated that men should drink around 13 cups (3 liters) of fluid and women 9 cups (2.2 liters) per day. How much of this should be water is up to you.

3. Soak yourself with Epsom salts & apply apple cider vinegar

Epsom salts will make your legs and feet actually feel a whole lot better. To give your swollen legs this boost, simply add some Epsom salt to your bath or foot spa. After soaking, apply some apple cider vinegar. Apple cider makes a truly wonderful vinegar, and perfect for fixing swollen limbs. Not only will it help relieve swelling pains, when rubbed into your skin, but it’ll also absorb the excess fluid from your limbs.

4. Get more magnesium in your diet

Magnesium often gets forgotten about when it comes to healthy vitamins and minerals, but it could hardly be more important when it comes to preventing inflammation and keeping your heart and immune system healthy. You don’t need to go straight for the supplements either. You will find lots of magnesium in the following foods: lean meat and poultry, dark, leafy, green vegetables, milk, yogurt, eggs, nuts, beans, and whole grains.

5. Get plenty of exercise

The last option is the easiest of all: exercise. Nothing is better at stopping fluid build-ups in your body than keeping yourself active with your favorite activities. Anything that can get your heart pumping and blood moving is a great choice, but swimming may be the most therapeutic.

Source: Internet

The views expressed in this article should not be considered as a substitute for a physician’s advice. Always make sure to seek a doctor or a professional’s advice before proceeding with the home treatment plan.

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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