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A complication that often results from diabetes is poor circulation and fluid buildup in the lower extremities, which appears as swelling in the feet, ankles, or lower legs. This article will examine ways to deal with this.
While not everyone may experience swollen feet, those who do can treat it with the following tips as mentioned in Article by Healthline:
1. exercise regularly: This can help stimulate blood circulation and reduce swelling from inactivity.
2. control your weightModerate weight can help you control your diabetes. This makes it less susceptible to damage to the blood vessels that can lead to poor circulation and swelling.
3. Stay hydrated: The more fluids you take in, the more fluids you will expel. The body only retains extra water when you are dehydrated. However, consult your doctor about the cause of swollen feet as some underlying conditions may require fluid restriction.
4. Salt limit: This is because the salt causes fluid retention and this may complicate the swelling of your feet.
5. Get up and move every hour: This is because prolonged sitting can increase swelling and reduce blood circulation.
6. Raise your feet above the level of your heart: This pulls fluid away from your legs and toward your body. You can raise your foot while sitting on the couch or lying in bed.
When do you see a doctor?
While the swelling can be treated, it is relieved by following these tips, see a doctor if you experience the following:
1. Your swelling is new, worsening, or generalized
2. Swelling that only occurs on one side of your body
3. You have any sores, ulcers, or blisters that won’t heal
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