Edema is accumulation of water on different parts of the body, causing swelling and pain. If you press on the swollen area, a visible dent remains for a short time. The causes of edema are varied.
Homeopathic remedies can support the treatment of the underlying disease and help to reverse the edema.
Which homeopathic remedies help?
Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for edema that best suits your situation.
Tendency to water retention in the tissue. The upper eyelid is most affected, where sac-like edema forms.
For drainage in kidney or heart diseases, also in the context of ascites.
Water retention in the subcutaneous tissue as part of thyroid dysfunction.
Causes and forms
Depending on the cause and occurrence of the edema, there are individual special forms of edema. Edema, also known as dropsy, can accompany various underlying diseases such as metabolic disorders, high blood pressure, liver diseases, thyroid dysfunction, kidney diseases or heart diseases. In addition, allergies, injuries, medication, protein deficiency and infections can trigger edema.
Edema in the shins or ankles can also occur in healthy people. These are short-lived, harmless and usually go away on their own. In order to make the correct diagnosis, the causes must be identified and other diseases must be ruled out. For this purpose, the person concerned is questioned in detail about his or her clinical picture. The extent of the swelling of the corresponding areas is then examined. Skin discoloration and skin folds are important indicators of an existing edema. Blood tests are also carried out. Ultrasound, X-ray or electrocardiography provide information on the type of edema.
- Tight, warm skin
- Heavy arms or legs (especially in the evening)
- Limited mobility of the affected joints
- Weight gain (in the case of large edema)
Further tips and information on treatment
Once the cause of the edema has been clarified and the underlying disease identified, appropriate treatment is given. Sport, exercise, physiotherapy and a low-salt diet are the main focus of the therapy.