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Natural Ways to Treat Feet Swelling in Diabetes

2013-08-26 13:55

Natural Ways to Treat Feet Swelling in DiabetesFeet swelling may occur among patients with diabetes and sometimes it may be very painful.As it may imply a serious condition,it is time for you to visit your physician if you develop the problem.Some natural ways will be introduced to treat feet swelling in diabetes.

Peripheral edema

The main reason for feet swelling in diabetes is peripheral edema. Fluids collect in the feet, ankles and leg.This condition can occur because poor circulation in extremities in Diabetes.

Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetes induced kidney disease is called diabetic nephropathy.As the kidneys are impaired,the kidneys fail to remove extra fluids from body, thus resulting in retention of fluids.Due to gravity, swelling firstly occurs in feet and other low body parts.


The patients with diabetes usually have a weak immunity, which can make them prone to infection. Swelling can be a sign of infection in the leg. Also, the patients with infection may experience fever and redness on the affected body part.


Medications prescribed to treat diabetes can cause feet swelling like Thiazolidinediones for Type 2 Diabetes.If your swelling is associated with medications,you should talk to your physician and he can change your prescription.

What is the cause of feet swelling in your case? If you have no an idea, you can chat with our medical professional for an answer!

Natural ways to treat feet swelling in diabetes

-Eating a low-sodium diet can reduce retention of fluid and help relieve symptoms of feet swelling

-Massage can improve blood circulation in the entire leg. Start with the lower legs and move downwards to the toes.This will redistribute any accumulated fluids throughout the leg.

-Regular exercise can reduce the risk of feet swelling. It not only can reduce fluid build-up in legs, but also can benefit the control of blood sugar.

-If feet swelling is related to diabetic nephropathy,the patients should have effective treatments to protect renal function.If left uncontrolled, Kidney Failure will be the final result.

If you are experiencing feet swelling and do not know which treatment is appropriate to you, email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com  for suggestions.

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