Feet To Ankles Red When Sitting With Legs Hanging?
Good afternoon, I would like to ask about the complaints my mother felt, she is 58 years old, complaining when her feet are hung (not tread on the floor) like when sitting in a chair for several tens of minutes then the soles of the feet until the ankles turn red and the head. in the calves of both of his feet there are varicose veins for a long time and for information he has gout and previously had diabetes, but for diabetes now his sugar levels are normal. thanks for the availability of time to answer my question.
Hello Mentari Puji, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Sitting with your legs hanging can indeed cause disruption to the flow of blood vessels in the legs, both arterial blood flow (blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body) or veins (blood flow from around the body back to the heart). This disruption in the flow of blood vessels is especially easy for people who already have certain problems with the blood vessels in their legs. In your mother's case, her varicose veins will further interfere with venous blood flow in her legs, and her diabetes can also cause interference with the flow of arteries in the legs.
Before explaining further, I want to confirm first, is your mother's blood sugar checked regularly? Diabetes is a chronic disease that usually requires lifelong management (either by taking care of food or with medication). If your blood sugar is not checked regularly, then I suggest that your mother undergo another blood sugar check to ensure that her blood sugar is always normal.
To overcome the symptoms experienced by your mother, you can suggest doing the following:
Avoid sitting with hanging legs. When sitting, use a small chair to lift your legs so they don't hang. Avoid standing for too long or sitting with your legs crossed for too long Avoid wearing high heels If your mother is overweight, encourage her to lose weight to normal Do a low salt diet Use compression stockings specially made for varicose veins If your feet are red and feel pain, soak feet in warm water to help reduce symptoms. If this condition persists, consult a doctor to be able to do a direct examination of your mother's feet.
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