Swollen legs are a frequent problem for many women. This condition causes a lot of discomfort and even pain that is very hard to bear. However, some home remedies can be very useful for getting great, immediate relief.
In this article, we will show you the best natural solutions to fight swelling and that will make your legs feel lighter. We will achieve this with the help of some easy-to-find ingredients and tips. Try them out!
Why do our legs get swollen?
Swollen legs are a common problem, and not just for older women. There are many factors that predispose us to suffering from this disorder, such as a sedentary lifestyle or poor diet. Lack of movement worsens the circulation in our legs and causes fluid retention. Also, lack of nutrients hinders blood flow.
There are also other constraints, such as bad habits (tobacco, alcohol), the use of clothing that is too tight or shoes that are too small. However, if the swelling is very bad, or we suffer from other health problems, you should see a doctor. In some cases, it may be a symptom of a more serious disease.
1. Legs up
The first home remedy we suggest for swollen legs is a simple and effective method that will give you relief in just a few minutes. You just have to put your legs up. You can do it lying on the floor, with your legs on the wall, or with cushions under your legs. Ideally, you want to stay like this for up to half an hour.
Some inverted yoga postures also help to fight this problem. If you experience the swelling daily, you can always sleep with a cushion under your legs . There are even some specific pillows made for this purpose.
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