From time to time many people suffer from slight Peripheral Edema, or swelling of the ankles, feet and legs. There are also a number of other possible causes, which include the possibility of the sufferer having a leg infection, insect bite or sting, blood clot, varicose veins or venous insufficiency a€“ when your veins are unable to pump blood back to your heart. You should seek independent professional advice before acting upon any information on the FootCareExpert website.
As if there weren't enough things to make you uncomfortable during pregnancy; add numbness and tingling of the hands, wrists and arms to the list. During pregnancy this feeling in the hands is thought to be due to swelling tissues pressing on nerves. If numbness is accompanied by pain or happening frequently you may need to look at what you are doing. If you have tried to relieve the numbness but it's persisted for several days, it may be something more serious. Urethra is a small tube that excretes the Urine from the Bladder to outside of the body with the help of Genitals. Here a Sphincter is situated that controls the storage and removal of Urine from the Bladder. The ureter is a tube that connects the Kidney to the Bladder to allow the flow of Urine from the Kidney to the Bladder. If anyone feels pain while discharging Urine, this is surely due to the inflammation of Urethra. The Urethral pain should be immediately diagnosed to find out its reason and to start the treatment. Urethral Problems should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible, so that no problems remain in the Urinary Tract.
Not only will blowing not work, studies show that forceful nose blowing can propel some infection-laden mucus into the sinuses, where secondary bacterial infections may take hold.
However, such decongestants should be avoided by people with heart disease, high blood pressure, glaucoma or diabetes.
An effective nasal decongestant, the active ingredient is xylometazoline, which reduces nasal congestion quickly by narrowing the small blood vessels in the nose (vaso-constriction). The blend of oils, including menthol and eucalyptus, is said to unblock your nose temporarily. This is a combined remedy which includes caffeine, paracetamol for pain relief and phenylephrine hydrochloride, which is a decongestant. Therea€™s very little to distinguish between this and other medicated nasal sprays since they all contain similar decongestant ingredients.Decongestant sprays such as this work directly on the blood vessels in the nose, so take effect quickly, within ten minutes or so.
These adhesive strips are applied on to the outside of the nose and work by stretching open the nasal passage.
The tablets contain paracetamol which should help deal with the headaches caused by sinus pain. Dermatitis herpetiformis is a VERY itchy rash (more on that below), but it can also be an important clue to solving your IBS puzzle.
If you have IBS symptoms and an itchy, burning rash, you may have celiac sprue disease or some other gluten intolerance.
One very common cause of dermatitis herpetiformis is a problem digesting gluten, which is a protein found in many grains.
In fact dermatitis herpetiformis is often called other names like celiac rash, or gluten rash. If you have IBS symptoms like cramping, chronic diarrhea, chronic constipation and also have the skin rash described above, there’s a good chance you have gluten intolerance or celiac sprue disease. If gluten was causing your IBS symptoms, and those go away too, so much the better (I haven’t eaten gluten for years!). Otherwise… There are other kinds of food intolerance that can cause a dermatitis herpetiformis rash or something that looks similar.
There are also medications, and antibiotics that your doctor can prescribe to help this agony.
White (caucasion) people are much more likely to get dermatitis herpetiformis than Black or Asian people. I admit I don’t know much about lupus rash, but I just read about it, and it seems it CAN come and go.
True DH is not affected by antihistamines or a low histamine diet, as the cause of DH is an autoimmune reaction caused by the protein in gluten and the way your body processes it. Leg swelling can also be a sign of kidney, heart or liver failure, Certain medications, particularly steroids or blood pressure lowering drugs may also increase swelling.When Should You Contact Your Doctor?If you begin to experience a tightening in the chest, or become short of breath, you should ring for an ambulance straight away.


It is very common during pregnancy to experience numbness of extremities, tingling or a pins and needles feeling. Normally CTS is caused by performing repetitive work with the hands like playing piano or typing; however, during pregnancy, the condition can develop for other reasons. If you work with your hands daily, take regular breaks, stop working when you feel pain in your hands and try to change positions while working. If the numbness becomes more intense, is accompanied by pain or is spreading up your arms to the shoulders or neck, it's time to call your doctor, according to BabyCenter.
It may show the existence of some serious disorder in the Urinary tract as well as in the Reproductive organs. Ita€™s that time of year, but while the temptation is to keep blowing your nose, it probably wona€™t help. Thata€™s because the vaso-constricting drugs also work as stimulants, raising the heart rate and blood pressure. What they actually do is to have a cooling effect on the nose, so it makes you feel as if you are breathing more easily. This last ingredient is related to adrenalin and its potential side-effects include anxiety, tremor and difficulty sleeping, particularly if combined with caffeine.Generally, these side-effects are uncommon although make sure you do not take more than the recommended dose. Corticosteroids are hormones that are produced naturally by the adrenal glands and have many important functions, including controlling the inflammatory response and so reducing inflammation or swelling in the nose caused by increased blood flow to the nasal tissues. Dermatitis herpetiformis is a rash that is closely tied with gluten intolerance and… Gluten intolerance can cause IBS symptoms. One reason I keep using the technical name is because gluten or celiac sprue are not ALWAYS the cause. AFTER your gluten antibody tests, you can try a food elimination diet or food challenge diet. I was just reading that if you have the genes for it, celiac disease can be “activated” by surgery, pregnancy, childbirth, viral infection, or even severe emotional stress!!!!! Did you do some kind of allergy testing with them, or did you you do a food elimination diet? I read the brain bending science gunk and the wild rumors, then do my best to turn it all into something useful and readable for folks like you and me.
This type of fluid retention is a temporary effect, but in some cases there may be cause for concern.What is Peripheral Edema?The painless swelling that is sometimes experienced in the ankles, feet and legs is known as Peripheral Edema.
Your GP should be contacted if you have a history of liver disease, you currently have a fever, have decreased urine output or the swelling is red and hot to the touch. Knowing why and how to relieve it will help you to get through another side effect of pregnancy. The carpal tunnel in the wrist becomes swollen during pregnancy and this causes pressure on the nerves that run from the wrist to the fingers, according to BabyCenter.
When numbness occurs, try hanging the affected hand over the side of the bed and shaking it to return circulation.
Aggravating the condition by overworking is not wise because the anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids prescribed for carpal tunnel syndrome can't be taken during pregnancy. Numbness in the hands is a symptom of several serious health conditions and should be evaluated if you can't find relief on your own. Urethra is a tube that connects the Bladder to the Genitals and Genitals discharge the Urine. It starts from the end of the Membranous portion and continuous through the Penis and ends at the external end of the Urethra.
A blocked nose from a common cold is caused not by mucus, but by swelling and inflammation of the blood vessels in the nasal airways, triggered by the infection, explains Dr Ayah Al Ayoubi, consultant Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon at Chase Farm Hospital, London.
And dona€™t bother inhaling the steam from a bowl of recently boiled water because that wona€™t help unblock your nose either.
These problems are more common with oral tablets which provide a higher dose to the bloodstream than sprays because, if used properly, sprays should be limited to the vessels in your nose.A  Yet despite this, sprays are actually four to five times more effective than tablets as they are applied right at the source of the congestion, says Professor Ron Eccles, director of the common cold centre at Cardiff University.
Ita€™ll help clear congestion but what concerns me about tablets like this is you must be careful to take paracetamol content into account if youa€™re already taking tablets separately or you couldA overdose. This nasal steroid spray shouldna€™t be used for a short bout of cold and flu as the swelling with these is caused by inflammation rather than increased blood flow. These blisters often burst or get scratched open because the skin is so irritated and itchy. Because the protein is stuck to parts of the intestinal tract, the person’s bowels can be irritated, inflamed and damaged by eating gluten. In other words you can try completely avoiding gluten for a little while and see what happens.


I was diagnosed with IBS a few months ago after suffering for some time with bloating, incredible pain, constipation etc etc – you know the drill.
I would strongly suggest going to see you medical professional before changing your diet (which is a real pain in the butt). Although swelling is generally located in these areas, from time to time it can also spread to the calves and thighs. If you do develop CTS during pregnancy it will usually go away two to three weeks after birth.
The male Urethra has the additional function of reproduction along with the excretion of Urine. A spray is also unlikely to cause side-effects since the amount of medicine absorbed into the bloodstream from the nose is fairly limited.
The plus side is there is no risk of side-effects, and ita€™s worth using for the comforting sensation of feeling like you can breathe easier again. Some oral decongestants raise your resting heart rate, so that when you start to exercise your heart rate is higher than usual. If you stop eating gluten for a while, then get tested, the test will say you don’t have the antibody. It’s probably a good idea to work with a dietitian so you get enough vitamins and minerals, etc.
More recently (the past 6 months) I have been suffering with an itchy rash on my neck and bottom of my jaw line which flares up for what seems like no apparent reason. If you suspect you may be suffering from this form of swelling there are a number of things you should check.
Stretching your legs and walking for a few minutes, particularly when flying, will help reduce swelling in the legs, feet and ankles.
Decongestants a€” in the form of tablets or medicated nasal sprays a€” contain different chemicals that work as vaso-constrictors. So if you take decongestant tablets, cut back to moderate exercise if you are unfit a€” or leave it until you feel better a€” as a raised heart rate could lead to myocardial ischemia, a condition which can damage theA  heart muscle.Oral decongestants may also interact with some antidepressants and beta-blockers. It can also cause anemia and other vitamin deficiencies because the damaged bowels don’t absorb food properly. The doctor said it was most likely eczema and gave me some steriod cream for it but it didn’t do anything. There is no test for Lupus, they just rule out other things so I will definitely be mentioning this next time I go in. Do you have swelling at a particular time of day a€“ first thing in the morning or in the evening? If you are driving long distances, taking a break will not only reduce swellings but also help combat tiredness.
These narrow the small blood vessels in the nose, so reducing blood flow, which brings down the swelling and helps to open up the nasal airway so you can breathe more easily.
Elevating your legs will greatly reduce the swelling, as too will gently exercising your legs and wearing support socks.
This is not such a concern with the sprays.Dona€™t use decongestants for more than a week, or you could end up with more severe congestion a€” rhinitis medicamentosa. Reducing salt in your diet may also help.Regular exercise will also maintain good health and will encourage you to keep a check on your weight. Thank you for this post, I would have never thought these things might be linked (and the tiredness, the hayfever, aching joints etc etc).
Wearing loose, comfortable clothing at all times will also stop any restriction, and will therefore limit swelling. But overuse of the drug causes the tissue to swell rather than shrink, making a blocked nose even worse.And as the tissue swells, the medication stops working. The answers to these questions will help your GP, should you require medical attention.Possible CausesStanding for long periods of time, a long car or plane journey, an injury to your foot or ankle or an increase in age can all contribute to swelling in a localised area of the body.
Mr Eynon-Lewis adds that you should also limit use of sprays to no more than three times a day.
Women who are menstrual or pregnant a€“ although excessive swelling in pregnancy can lead to a serious condition called pre-eclampsia a€“ may also experience swelling of the ankles, feet and legs.
Any kind of spray will only be effective if used properly, says Henry Sharpe, a consultant ENT surgeon at East Kent Hospital.a€?They need to go into the nose, rather than ending up down your throat, if you want them to work.




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