The human body has about 70% water in
it. There can be alterations in the water level leading to internal or
external swelling. While sometimes it may be completely harmless, it can
also be dangerous if neglected. Oftentimes swelling can be an indicator
of some kind of injury or internal changes which demand attention. If,
by any chance, the water retention that causes swelling is accompanied
by discoloration of your skin or stiffness in your joints, you must find
the root of your problem.
The kidney is actually a storehouse where all your bodily fluids and waste are dumped. Then, blood reabsorbs whatever it can put to proper use and the waste is passed out as urine. If, by any chance, the blood supply to the kidneys is hampered, there can be complications. If the waste is done away with, extra water is retained, leading to swelling.
Did you know that swelling can indicate vein problems? If valves are partially closed, the blood does not reach your heart leading to water retention in the legs, more specifically near the ankles. It can also be because your capillary walls leak. If the blood pressure level is not maintained and the walls are leaking, the extra liquid will take up the gap between cells.
ISSUES OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
Too much of anything is a matter of concern. If there is excess lymph fluid in the bloodstream, it will gradually damage the whole lymphatic system. The fluid will clog the space around tissues if it doesn’t flow smoothly. A congested system will slow the rate at which the fluid is pushed back into the blood. Lymphedema, a very uncommon disease, can also be the cause of water retention.
CASE OF CIRRHOSIS
What is cirrhosis? It is a case of the damaged liver leading to obstruction of blood flow. It can cause swelling in the lower body parts and must be treated immediately.
Don’t ignore these signs lest they lead to more dangers. Seek medical help and take care.