There are times that our hands and feet start to swell without reasons. We can’t avoid thinking the
worst but these are really the reasons:
Swelling of the limbs is caused by dehydration this is because of the insufficient amounts of water in the body. Our body starts to store the remaining amount of water thus, the level of
body water reduces to minimum.
Sleeping posture and duration of sleep
There are positions we comfortably sleep in. Little did we know, some can be harmful for our bodies. For instance, if we sleep on the stomach or on the side causes our joints to ache. Also,not having enough sleep or insomnia can lead to swollen arms and legs.
High level of sodium
Too much salt consumption can lead to swelling. It increases the sodium levels in the body
thus, enables our body to detain water. So, it is advised to lessen salt consumption.
Kidney diseases often times contribute to swelling in the arms and legs. The kidneys are the
organs responsible for filtering the harmful ingredients and toxins out of the body. If you are
suffering from kidney diseases, your body starts to detain water instead of filtrating.
Warm and cold compresses are advisable. Cold compress is applied when the swelling is the
result of an allergy or some internal problem
Who doesn’t want to get a massage? All we want is to relax and eliminate the aches on our
But remember, massaged gently the painful areas, with slow, circular motions instead of using pressure.
To circulate your blood freely, you are advised to wear clothes from compressive materials.
For example tights or socks and compressive gloves for your swelling hands.