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Home Remedies for Numbness in Hands and Feet | How to get rid of Numbness in Hands and Feet Numbness in feet and hands is considered as one of the most discomforting & common health problems in the aged. When you suffer from numbness, you will face some symptoms like burning or tingling sensations, weakness of the troubled parts, body and feet ache, etc. Some common causes of numbness include excessive drinking, fatigue, smoking, constant pressure on the feet and hands, lack of magnesium or vitamin B12, etc. To deal with this problem, there are some quick natural remedies. 1. Hot Compress. Dip a cloth in hot water and place it on the affected area for 5-10 minutes. Repeat until numbness goes away. Alternatively, you can also take a hot water shower. 2. Epsom Salt. Mix one tablespoon of Epsom salt in a tub filled with warm water. Soak your hand and feet in it for ten minutes. Repeat it every day. Note: Patients suffering from diabetes and kidney problems should not use this remedy. 3. Massage. Take any cream and massage onto the area slowly and softly, till it warms up a little. It regulates the blood circulation and prevents numbness. 4. Turmeric. Add a spoon of turmeric and honey

Diabetes, Leg And Feet Swelling On Both Sides With Numbness

Home Current Health Articles Diabetes, Leg and Feet Swelling on Both Sides With Numbness Diabetes, Leg and Feet Swelling on Both Sides With Numbness I am a 52 year old female and recently I have been experiencing persistent swelling of both legs which were paining at first but now there is some numbness. I was diagnosed with diabetes around the age of 45 and over the past 3 years I have been on metformin. I do not have any leg sores or anything of the sort but I noticed that the skin on my legs feel thick and smooth. My right leg does seem to be more affected but I assume that is because it is my dominant leg and I put more weight on it. My feet are a big problem as well because I sometimes have difficulty putting on my shoes if it is very swollen. I am a bit worried if this is related to the diabetes because initially it would just get swollen for a day or so and then settle down. Now the swelling is staying. The last time I experienced swelling like this was when I was pregnant at the age of 38. By the way, at that time I was diagnosed with pregnancy diabetes and was supposed to go for follow up diabetes tests after giving birth which I did not do. My concern is that the diabete Continue reading >>

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  1. doirinne

    How long does it take METFORMIN to help me lose weight?

    I have been diagnosed with insulin resistance Nov 2011. Taking METFORMIN, HCL ER 2000mg (since 11/4/11 worked my way up to full dose). Been on full dose for 2.5 weeks now. No weight loss. I am keeping total daily carbs under 45grams per day. Total calories < 1400. PROTEIN = 60-80GRAMS PER DAY. Diet controlled w/dietician every 6 weeks. I work out 5x per week, 45 mins each time = 50/50 cardio/strength training. Drink 8 glasses of water per day. I am very frustrated. How long does full dose of MET 2000mg take to lose any weight? My endo says he feels I can lose 10 lbs by the follow up appt 2/3/12. I haven't lose one ounce yet. PLEASE HELP. DEE
    Added 15 Dec 2011:
    ps I just read somewhere that I should be taking my metformin with full glass of water. I have not been doing that. Just enough water to get the pills down. Also once or twice a week I will have a glass of sugar free lemonade w/ 1.5 oz of flavored vodka (zero sugar, BUT 6-8 total carbs). Could this interfere w/metformins' effect to help the insulin resistance??????
    Added 15 Dec 2011:
    pps the carbs I consume are 99% from vegetables, either green leafy or steamed/frozen

  2. Delila

    Hi, as you probably know, metformin aids weight loss by reducing your natural instinct of hunger, so you eat less. So it is really down to you to loose the weight by eating healthily which it sounds that you are. To be honest i would have expected you to have lost some weight already... there are foods which can hinder you weight loss, such as foods that increase your blood sugar levels, so you need to be aware of these. I am going to add a link to a website that lists the things you should/should not be doing whilst taking the metformin, including dietary suggestions. I hope you see some results soon.

  3. MO mouawim

    Hi, i am healthy and completely well-balanced with no health problem. i take contraceptive pills. would like to loose around 5KG. Can i take glucofage to help me in the process? thank you

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Dr. Burton S. Schuler 2401 West 15th Street, Panama City, FL 32401 (850) 763-3333 http://www.footcare4u.com Article Link: http://www.footcare4u.com/swelling-ed... Swollen feet or ankles, also known as a edema is a common problem treated by podiatrists, footcare specialts on a daily basis. In this new video Dr. Burton S. Schuler, of Panama City, Fl. discusses, what is swelling or the feet or ankles, what causes it, and how to treat it. Dr. Schuler has also produced other videos on gout, metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, hammer toes and Morton's Toe. Dr. Burton S. Schuler's book about The Morton's Toe, "Why You Really Hurt: It All Starts In the Foot", is the story of how one bone in your foot could be the real reason for pains thru out your whole body. It is important because it offers the public new information about why millions of people suffer everyday with aches and pains, and offers new hope to get rid of problems they believed they would have to live with forever. https://plus.google.com/1126675821205...

Type 2 - Swollen Feet And Ankles | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Sorry to be a pain but my feet and ankles are very swollen, my feet are solid and feel like they may burst open at any minute. Should i be worried? Sent from my 5017X using Diabetes.co.uk Forum mobile app Really need more info to comment to any effect. This all depends on all kinds of factors. Have you had this before? How long have you been diabetic and what are your levels like? What meds are you on...any that have this side effect? What is your weight like? Do you exercise? There are also all kinds of possible causes beyond diabetes. It could be very minor or not. best advice really is see your GP...That said, I really wouldn't panic...but best just call in the morning. Where are they swollen, below the ankle or above and below? Is it pitting edema? Do you regularly eat a lot of salty stuff or did you today? Did you have something with monosodium glutamate (MSG)? Which medicaitons are you taking? THese are some of the questions your do will ask you Debbie, my foot swelling began about the same time I crossed over from pre-diabetes to diabetes eleven years ago. Continue reading >>

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  1. deercotn

    Has anyone else experienced weight loss while on metformin? I'm taking 500 mg 3x daily (with each meal).
    I'm exercising but I suspect the weight loss may be largely due to metformin. Anyone else had this happen?
    Why/how does metformin cause weight loss? NO CHEMISTRY LESSONS PLEASE-- just plain language explanations. Thanks.

  2. princesslinda

    It is my understanding that metformin works by helping your body better use the insulin you're producing. Insulin resistance can contribute to weight gain, esp. around the midsection, so by minimizing insulin resistance (by exercise and metformin) you may lose weight.
    I lost weight when first diagnosed, due in part to significant lifestyle changes and metformin. I take 500 mg twice a day, and I don't see the weight loss anymore, probably because I am not as physically active as I was then.
    Glyburide, on the other hand, can cause weight gain. I'm betting that its all the lifestyle changes you made that have made the most difference.

  3. buddy7

    I'd say definitely yes to that, noted in my first year taking Metformin.

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Diabetics often complain of swelling in the feet and legs. It happens due to improper blood circulation because an increased pressure damages blood capillaries. Damaged capillaries cause peripheral oedema, leakage of fluids into surrounding tissues, which causes swelling. However, several other reasons can play a role in causing swollen feet in diabetics. The risk of infections and severe complications like foot ulcers and gangrene that can even lead to limb amputation can increase in diabetics with swollen feet. Thats why, you should not ignore even minor swelling in your feet. In most cases, when the swelling has just started, simple lifestyle changes can reduce swelling and provide relief to a great extent. Here are 7 tips for diabetics to reduce swelling in the feet.

7 Tips To Treat Swollen Feet In Diabetics

Diabetics often complain of swelling in the feet and legs. It happens due to improper blood circulation because an increased pressure damages blood capillaries. Damaged capillaries cause peripheral oedema, leakage of fluids into surrounding tissues, which causes swelling. However, several other reasons can play a role in causing swollen feet in diabetics. The risk of infections and severe complications like foot ulcers and gangrene that can even lead to limb amputation can increase in diabetics with swollen feet. That’s why, you should not ignore even minor swelling in your feet. In most cases, when the swelling has just started, simple lifestyle changes can reduce swelling and provide relief to a great extent. Here are 7 tips for diabetics to reduce swelling in the feet. Image: Getty Continue reading >>

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  1. hagar_uk

    Metformin - Availability over the counter

    Just curious what the availibility of metformin over the counter is in different places around the world. A week or so ago I went out to spain, woke up at 1am to travel to the airport, doublecked checked I had my pills only in my half asleep state to forget to put them back in my bag.
    At the gate at the airport relised I had left, and gambled that I could see a doc in spain and get a new prescription.
    Was amazed to find out no prescription is needed in spain, was able to buy a pack of 50 tablest for 2.50 Euro (bet the NHS here pay more than that!) These were mereck Branded as well not some unknown generic company
    Just curious if anyone else has found metformin is available without prescription in their or other countries.
    Of course very daft of me to forget tablets, usually have some in hand and normal luggage

  2. Jill

    You have to have a prescription here in the USA. It is available in generic, but still requires an RX. I think it's fascinating to see what's available OTC in other countries. The US is so conservative with meds....

  3. hagar_uk

    Originally Posted by Jill
    You have to have a prescription here in the USA. It is available in generic, but still requires an RX. I think it's fascinating to see what's available OTC in other countries. The US is so conservative with meds.... I think spain is somewhat different to a lot of countries, I was in spain a few years ago and had a headache, here in the UK you can buy aspin or what ever in petrol stations/supermarkets/little shops etc. However could not get anything medical without going to a Farmacia where they could be bought over the counter.

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