Fungi: causes and danger of self-treatment
Fungi, especially on the ankles of the legs – a phenomenon quite common. A fluid called excess fluid is accumulated in tissues and internal organs. Some people swell legs (ankles, ankles), others have fingers, some swell their face and form so-called “bags” under the eyes. If swelling occurs after excessive use of the fluid or prolonged stay in an uncomfortable position, then there is nothing to worry about. But long, not passing swelling without visible for any reason – an occasion to consult a doctor.
What can “tell” swelling of different parts of the body
Often, the formation of edema on the ankles of the feet leads to sedentary lifestyle, overweight and obesity. This is especially true of excess fat on the abdomen: the large abdomen contributes to increased intra-abdominal pressure and squeezing of the veins, which is followed by a blood outlet on the legs.
Most often, ankles are swollen – swelling on this part of the legs can be signs of a number of diseases:
in pregnant women – nephropathy (requires urgent treatment to a doctor)
Irregular edema of the ankles can be a sign of varicose veins. But edema, which is formed only on the one hand, can be a sign of thrombophlebitis
with simultaneous swelling of the ankles and the age-old problem is most likely in the kidneys
swelling of the ankles along with swelling of the stomach and vascular spots – a sign of problems with the liver
swelling on the face and “bags” under the eyes – a symptom of the inflammatory process in the kidneys
swelling on the hands, feet, legs, lower back is an important sign of development of heart failure
Also swelling on different parts of the body can occur with hormonal disorders.
How to recognize swelling and how dangerous they are
Approximately 2/3 of the fluid in the body is contained in the cells, and 1/3 – in the intercellular space. Swelling is formed when fluid from cells enters the intercellular space. Strong swelling is visible to the naked eye, and a small swelling can be detected when experiencing a specific area of the skin: when pushed to the skin at the place of swelling remains fossa.
Most of the anxiety is delivered by swelling of the legs: in addition to pain and severity in the legs, it is difficult to move with swollen legs, because of constant load deformation of small bones of feet and feet, develops dermatitis, up to trophic ulcers. Not to mention that. That puffiness is a symptom and the very reason may be hidden in a serious illness that threatens health or even human life.
What to do with edema: why self-medication is unacceptable
Self-healing of edema may end up with even greater health problems, since in order to solve the problem, it is necessary to establish the true cause of swelling. Self-medication with diuretics (diuretics) can cause the body to remove its salts and trace elements from the body with a liquid. As a result, problems with the heart, metabolism, bone tissue, joints begin.
Therefore, you should first turn to a therapist or family doctor who, if necessary, will redirect the patient to the cardiologist, surgeon, phlebologist, endocrinologist, etc. And to reduce swaddling and soreness (with obligatory treatment, appointed by a specialist) will help baths for legs, use of special gels and ointments, physical education, resting of legs in an elevated position (on a pillow, etc.).