Edema and Swelling Problems

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Edema derives from a Greek word ‘Oidema’ meaning “swelling.” Basically, edema is the excessive accumulation of fluid in spaces between the cells caused by either lymphatic system or venous system defect or disorder. The milder form of edema is referred to as ‘water retention,’ which is common in a lot of people.

Causes of swelling

Swelling and edema can be cause by a wide variety of things:

  • Poor diet is a major cause of edema
  • In response to some other condition in the body such as congestive heart failure, kidney abdomen disease, cirrhosis of the liver, damaged leg veins, diabetes, compromised lymphatic system
  • Injuries
  • Lack of movement (such as sitting in the same position for too long)
  • Pregnancy
  • Menstruation
  • Medications

Symptoms

Symptoms of edema include:

  • Inflammation or swelling
  • Stretched skin
  • Shiny skin
  • Skin that’s slow to restore to its natural state after being pressed on by an object
  • Increased size in a limb, body part or abdomen

Healing Edema Naturally

Diuretic herbs are ideal in reversing or healing edema and other swelling conditions. Good diuretic herbs include: Buchu, Uva Ursi, Parsley, Cornsilk, Juniper Berry, Agrimony, Celery Seed, Queen of the Meadow, and Pelitory of the Wall.

Lymphatic massage

Lymphatic massage can be helpful in reducing edema and other swelling conditions. Lymphatic massage is a form of massage that helps move the lymph flow that is very important for maintaining health and wellbeing. It also helps to improve circulation throughout the body.

Anti-gravity exercise

Anti-gravity exercises help all degenerative conditions because it helps to bring oxygen flow to the brain, but also just as importantly, it helps improve circulation of the blood and lymph. Slant boards make anti-gravity exercises easy today in your very own home. They are available from:

Dietary Intervention

Modify your diet! Salty and/or spicy foods are contraindicated and should be avoided. White table salt and other sodium types promote fluid retention in the tissues of the body. Be careful of anything that says:

  • Sodium
  • sodium benzoate
  • sodium chloride
  • sodium nitrate

Refrain from consuming meat and dairy products, refined grains and starches, processed food-stuffs, sugary and salty snacks, such as chips, popcorn, pretzels, cookies, etc.

Your best bet is to eat more plant-based foods, more raw fruits and vegetables (organic, if possible).

Refrain from consuming beverages such as milk, wine, beer, spirits (alcohol), lattes, shakes and malts, soda pop, fruit juice from concentrate, Kool Aid, etc.

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Related Questions

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    Q: I want to know if you have an herb that helps with leg swelling, edema. I had the entire test, I'm not a cancer patient, and I don't have high blood pressure or any known problems for the swelling, other than inheritance. I am doing lymph drainage therapy right now, and yes the swelling will go down some but it comes right back. Do you have herbs to clean the liver and colon? I get colonics every month; I eat organic most of the time and get foot detox baths. Also I work out at least 4 to 6 days a week for no less than 30 min or as long as an hour.

    A:

    YES, PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX AND TRY DRINKING CORNSILK HERBAL TEA AND/OR JUNIPER BERRY HERBAL TEA DURING THE DETOX AND AFTER.

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    Q: I want to know if you have an herb that helps with leg swelling, edema. I have had all the test, I'm not a cancer patient, I don't have high blood pressure or any known problems for the swelling, other than Inheritance am doing lymph drainage therapy right now, and yes the swelling will go down some but it comes right back. Can you help?

    A:

    PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX (AND DO SO PERIODICALLY). ALSO, STAY AWAY FROM SALT AND SALTY FOODS. THESE CAUSE YOU TO RETAIN FLUIDS.

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    Q: Do you have any suggestions for swelling in the feet and ankles.... lymph edema?

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    YES, PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX AND DRINK HERBAL TEA OF CORNSILK AND/OR JUNIPER BERRY WHILE AND AFTER DETOXING.

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    Q: My wife has lymph edema in one of her legs. Has it been proven that your detoxifying system would help her in any manner?

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    The FULL BODY DETOX will greatly help this condition, as our Formula #1 is a formula for the blood and LYMPH fluids. Proven? Don't recall of anyone with this particular disease but this kit has healed so many diseases that it really doesn't matter what the disease it. Give it a try and see for yourself!

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    Q: I have lymph edema in my lower right leg & was wondering do you have any herbs that would help me?

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    YOU REQUIRE THEFULL BODY DETOX. AND AFTER THE DETOX, CHANGE YOUR DIET THAT CAUSED THE PROBLEM IN THE FIRST PLACE. GO VEGAN!

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    Q: What would one do for a condition called lymph edema?

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    I WOULD PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX IMMEDIATELY! THIS REGIMEN AND CLEANSE IS IDEAL FOR YOU.

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    Q: What do you recommend for angio edema?

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    Try the Full Body Detox and after the FBD, make sure to change your diet!

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    Q: What is the best brand of food dehydrators to use? Also do you know if there is there a natural way to combat Edema (fluid in the knee)?

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    Any good food dehydrator that costs about $100 and up should be good. Edema can be knocked out by detoxing (see FULL BODY DETOX).

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    Q: While I know by experience that herbs can have a healing effect, You say that clearly, "Sarcoidosis affects the glands", the inner and outer skin, and the lymphatic system. Sarcoidosis is a degenerative disease, and is therefore due to improper diet. You don't mention at any stage that it is an auto immune disease. To say that diet alone can cause one's immune system to attack the body, and major organs (which you don't mention anywhere) seems very simplistic. I may be wrong, but I hope you are not just raising hopes for all the sufferers out there. My sister has sarcoidosis.

    A:

    Beloved, why would I want to in futile and falsely raise innocent people's hopes and create bad karma for myself? I'm not one of the unscrupulous Christian ministers who do such, Beloved. I'm a wise natural healer. I have no incentive in raising false hopes. Life is not joke nor is suffering! Sarcoidoisis is a PREVENTABLE and REVERSIBLE disease which means it is diet related. A disease is preventable because eating wrong foods can be prevented. A disease is reversible because poor diet is reversible. Research the medical term "degenerative disease" and you'll understand where I'm coming from. I'm not one to embrace auto-immune disease because when the body turns on itself that's not natural. The person did something to make their body attack itself. People invite disease, Ma'am via WRONG DIET, WRONG THOUGHTS, WRONG ACTIONS, etc. If she was born with sarcoidosis, she picked up in life, a life that she led pursuant to her own free will. I say again: YOU CAN heal from any disease! If you believe you can, you can. If you believe you can't, you can't! It IS that simple! Jesus (not that you may be a Christian, I'm just quoting) stated: If thou canst belive, all things are possible to him that believeth!

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    Q: My sister and I both have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, except my sister has a very severe form of the disease. She has a very irregular menstrual cycle, has severe water retention-- especially with swelling in the face, feet and hands. She constantly has a dull stomachache and cannot lose weight. Doctors seem to only prescribe antibiotics for the recurrent infections (stomach) she has and I am sure they're killing off the good bacteria in her body. We are now ready to turn to natural remedies and I was thinking a cleanse may be a good start. What might you recommend for some of her symptoms?especially something to cleanse the blood and promote lymphatic drainage?

    A:

    Please consider FIRST performing our Full Body Detox (FBD) for 3-weeks, and SECONDLY, performing our Fibroid Buster kit and regimen for another 3-weeks. These kits will greatly help you guys in your health challenges. Please make sure to read our free articles on our site under "ARTICLES." We have a few (articles) that deal with female reproductive health issues.

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    Q: I am a massage therapist. During a year long detox with the help of a Naturopath I lost about 40 pounds. However, I could only lose weight while fasting. Though I recognized that I was extremely toxic (very thick, dark menses every 15 days to flu-like symptoms) it seemed that fecal matter was getting "stuck" in the bend of the trans. Colon and disc. Colon. Maintaining the weight losses and good health was difficult in spite of being on a wholesome diet. Digestive enzymes seemed to adversely affect digestion since elimination was slow (once a day). Though enzymes worked well in the stomach, I would only gain weight with the use of enzymes: drinking a gallon of water a day only touched my extreme thirst. I would become lethargic and experience painful menses. Cramps, along with swelling in the ankles. Recently a massage therapist who worked with colon massage laid hands on me and told me that my trans. colon was sitting below my belly button. His massaging in the bend of the trans. colon and the disc. Colon was very uncomfortable. We agreed that massage could help with my situation since I felt great after the massage. I take flaxseed oil, prune juice, probiotics, and cranberry juice everyday and I have been seeing a colon hydro therapist for the past five weeks (once a week) with very good results. Is there a special diet that can help pull the trans colon back into position? I really want to be able to eat wholesome foods and look and feel wholesome at the same time. Thank you for your support.

    A:

    I WOULD RECOMMEND COLON REPAIR. CONSIDER THE DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE AND IT'S CORRELATING DIET (WHICH COMES WITH THE CLEANSE) AND DRINK MUCH VEGETABLE AND FRUIT JUICE, BUT ESPECIALLY VEGETABLE JUICE. FRUITS SMOOTHIES WILL ALSO HELP REPAIR THE COLON. DRINK 2-4 OUNCES OF ALOE VERA JUICE IN A GLASS OF WATER. PERFORM ANTI-GRAVITY EXERCISES 15-MINUTES PER DAY (HAVE LEGS RAISED HIGHER THAN THE FACE - I.E. LEGS UP AGAINST THE WALL WITH HEAD AND BACK ON THE GROUND). PERFORM ENEMAS AND COLONICS AS WELL. ALL ORGANS ARE REPAIRABLE AND THEREFORE YOU CAN HEAL YOURSELF OF THIS CRISIS. PEACE, OPTIMAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING BE UNTO YOU.

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    Q: I received the product of BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA formula last Wednesday, took it on Thursday and was rushed to the emergency room. I followed the directions on the bottle and the diagnosis by the doctor was gastroenteritis or food poisoning. It has made me to stop the product for my skin disorder or eczema. What should I Do? I have now stopped taking the blood and lymphatic tea and the formula. Help me please I think I was allergic to it. The doctor said I should not take it.

    A:

    No! No! No! Beloved! There's no allergic reaction to herbs. There's only "HEALING CRISIS" and LAW OF CURE that unfortunately so many people don't understand despite our explaining this i.e. "DETOX TROUBLESHOOTING", "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE", and article entitled "HEALING CRISIS" which we are also finding out that people are not reading, so when they do experience healing crisis or the law of cure the first place they run to is the doctor, the #1 poisoners on the planet. Before I go any further, what were you rushed to the hospital for? What were your symptoms?

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    Q: I have swelling of the lymph glands (I assume that there called lymph glands) in my face on the side, in front of my ears. What is that a sign of? and how do I treat it?

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    It's a sign of toxicity and you need to detox. See FULL BODY DETOX! Read our article â€BEWARE OF DEODORANTS AND ANTIPERSPIRANTS†because we cover the lymph nodes in that article. We also have an article "Lymphatic Problems" coming soon!

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    Q: I purchased the Blood and Lymphatic Tea, and after drinking one glass I had an allergic reaction. Hours later, it caused my face to break out in small bumps. Is this common? Is it my system cleansing itself? Could it have happened because of something else, I ate or drank after drinking the tea? Is it returnable if my system cannot handle it?

    A:

    We explain what you're experiencing in the articles "Healing Crisis" and "Is This Normal?" as this is a common question so we wrote articles to address it. No returns for opened products.

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    Is This Normal?

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    Q: I am a 20 year old young women, and I was diagnosed with a condition called lymphademia years ago. Its caused by lack of circulation through the lymph nods which causes swelling in the legs. do you know of any info or medicine for this condition?

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    Perform the FULL BODY DETOX Cleanse and afterwards take the BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA .

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    Q: I have white spots over 40 percent on my body and some very dry scaly dark spots on parts of my body. I read some place in one of your articles that with these specific herbs regardless of the skin disorder these herbs will help to reverse the disorder regardless of skin condition. Second I don’t have health insurance so I’m looking to you for help. Please help me. I don’t trust doctors. You go see a doctor for one issue and he prescribes a drug, next thing you know your back with five new problems and more drugs. So is there a combination of herbs for optimum health and well being? Something that will produce excellent health preventing any invader of any kind harming me. Protecting every important organ for optimum health and well being (i.e. colon, heart, lungs, liver). I just want to be 100 percent straight with excellent health

    A:

    Detox (FULL BODY DETOX) and then perform the 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE. these kits should reboot your system.

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    Q: My fiance has experienced water retention and discoloration in his right foot and leg for around 2 years. Doctors had him on water pills, coreg for vascular issues and glyberide for high blood sugars. He ordered the Pancreas kit and around a week into the program experienced more swelling in the foot and leg. He stopped the program to resume taking the water pill to see if this would help. He has gained around 12 lbs which is water held in this leg. I know the natural way of good nutrition and herbs is a good course to follow but can you offer some suggestions to help these issues. 1. water retention 2. His stomach rumbles and gurgles 24 hours a day to the point where I thought our neighbors were dragging furniture across the floor. This has caused him considerable embarrassment at work. We are eating a vegan diet about 50% raw-50%-cooked. Oddly enough when he eats a standard American diet the rumbling stops. 3. High blood pressure. Thank you so much for answering my previous letter to you. I believe in what you are doing, and know that the body will heal at it's own pace with proper care. I have resolved a urinary problem just a week into your Detox program and think it's great.

    A:

    Your husband is NOT getting proper circulation to his extremities. He should have not stopped the Pancreas kit because it is common for things to get worse before better. He should have judged himself after the kit was finished in 3-weeks. He experienced the HEALING CRISIS and stopped! He should complete the kit and regimen (perhaps even starting over).

    His stomach is making noises because he's having digestive problems. He needs to eat as much raw foods as possible and rink plenty of vegetable juice. SAD foods stops his stomach from gurgling because that's what's in his stomach; and when he does not give his stomach what it wants (a sign of fasting and cleansing), he hear the noise from his stomach. Again, the healing crisis. Things will get worse before they get better. However, you don't stop!

    High blood pressure is due to his toxic state and poor circulation!

    Have him perform the Full Body Detox and right after the Full Body Detox, the Pancreas kit and regimen.

    There's healing from him!

    Please peruse some of our free articles so as to truly learn what's going on with his/your bodies pertaining to healing.

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    Q: Thanks for the great web site! MY question is what's the best way to get sodium. I thought un-refined sea salt was the best, but the salt article says "eat this salt only if you must." The great thing about pure sea salt is that it all or almost all the minerals the body needs! So what's the best way to get all the mineral and to stay in balance? Also is there a way to get Epsom salt that is sodium sulfate not magnesium sulfate? Is it a good idea to bath in the "good" Epsom salt.

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    You're welcome, Beloved!

    The best way to get sodium is via vegetables (i.e. celery).

    Sea salt is great source of sodium, but its a secondary source as it has to be processed from ocean water. Absent the process, it would not be available.

    But it does provide minute amounts of trace elements.

    In re Epsom salt, I haven't been able to find the sodium one.

    I stopped using Epsom salt many years ago.

    You could bath in the good Epsom salt, but sea salt is far better and more natural.

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    Q: My friend is 34 and he has congestive heart failure. The doctor says his heart is bad, and he needs an LVAD- (left ventriclar assisted devise attached to his heart). He is curently taking the blood thinners lovenox and warfarin. He is a diabetic, and has high blood pressure. He has a mediport which include dovutamina, which helps the heart to pump. His heart is weak. His diet consist of meat and veggies. Should he have the lvad surgery which will lead to heart transplant? Should he keep his bad heart? The doctor says he could live up to 5 years with the surgery, and without it he only have months. What herbs or advise can you give him?

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    The article of the month for Dherbs.com September 2009 Newsletter is "Heart Problems" and will be up this week. It goes into much detail pertaining to your inquiry.

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    Q: I have been having a problem with my feet and ankles swelling off and on for the past few years. I have seen medical Dr.'s who diagnosed me with tendonitis, said they weren't sure of the problem so they would have to run tests, and who gave me prescriptions for water pills, but the swelling continues. What could be the cause?

    A:

    Perhaps, too much sodium (salt) in the diet. You should perform the FULL BODY DETOX which comes along with a dietary change (as you need to change your diet). There's plenty you can do, but detox for starters.