Swelling or edema is a build-up of fluid in the tissues. This can be caused by retaining salt and water because of certain medicines. It can also be a sign of heart, liver, or kidney damage or failure. Other causes might include surgery, infection, poor nutrition, tumor growth, or a blockage.
The Best (and Worst) Sleeping Positions for Your Health | Shape
A study by the Institute of Medicine found that a whopping 50—70 million U. That's a lot of folks nodding off at their desks or standing in a Starbucks line for their third cup of java. But let's face it: We're creatures of habit, and our sleeping positions aren't likely to change after all, we are sleeping. Here's what your snooze-spots are doing for your health—and what little tweaks you can make to improve them. If back-sleeping is your position of preference, you're scoring more benefits during shut-eye than you'd think. And unlike when your face is buried in a pillow, sleeping on your back allows gravity to pull down on your face and chest, which is beneficial for those suffering from acid reflux.
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