Swelling of the Arm (one arm) Home Care
Home treatment for arm or hand swelling may include:
Swelling of the Arm (one arm) Low Salt Diet
A person with arm or hand swelling may benefit from the following diet.
A low salt diet should contain less than 3,000 mg of sodium per day. One teaspoon of salt contains about 2,300 mg of sodium.
Tips on how to reduce your salt consumption:
- Avoid cooking with salt.
- Avoid fast food.
- Avoid salty foods, such as pickles, cured meats, salty snacks, and canned soup.
- Avoid seasonings that contain sodium such as:
- soy sauce
- steak sauce
- garlic and onion salt
- monosodium glutamate
- Do not add salt to your food at the dinner table.
- Read food labels and buy foods that are low in salt.
- When eating out, ask that your food be prepared without added salt.
Swelling of the Arm (one arm) Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have arm or hand swelling and any of the following:
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