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Tips on How to Reduce Leg Swelling due to Diabetes


2014-02-03 05:39

Tips on How to Reduce Leg Swelling due to DiabetesDiabetes expand blood circulation in an inappropriate way, which can cause swelling in the blower leg region. But there could be other reasons as well that would cause the swelling. Diabetes is one of the leading cause of kidney failure. When your kidneys can not function well, it will cause leg swelling as well. Of course, there are some medications for you to reduce the edema, for example, diuretics. But they may have certain side effects. You should refrain from taking any more. Here are some tips on how to reduce leg swelling due to diabetes. Hope it can help you.

Exercise

Regular exercise reduces risks of fluid buildup in legs. Walking or swimming is wonderful for diabetes. It is not only helpful for reducing leg swelling, but also lowering blood pressure as well as controlling your weight. The intensity, duration and frequency should be made according to your own medical condition. Generally speaking, 20-30 minutes 3-5 days a week is OK.

Diet

As a diabetic, your diet is key to healthy body functioning. To reduce leg swelling, you should limit your intake of fluid and sodium.

Massage

You can massage your leg regularly to improve blood circulation and help circulate the fluid. Start with the lower legs and move downwards to the toes.

Others

Edema follows gravity, so you can die down with pillows under your legs to bring them above your heart levels.

You should also pay attention to some details, such as never sit cross-legged, do not stand in one spot for too long, wear compression stockings, give up smoking and so on.

Leg swelling is a serious problem that you can not take it lightly. You had better consult your doctor and find out what causes your leg swelling and then receive treatment as early as possible. If you have any other questions, please leave us a message or email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com.




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