A 39-year-old member asked:
I have problems with swollen feet when travelling. what can i do to prevent this?
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Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
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Podiatry 45 years experience
Idle Traveling.: By traveling, I assume you are speaking of plane, bus or automobile type traveling. Having cleared that up, your problem is a lot more common than you would expect. Prolonged sitting with minimal leg muscle contraction can facilitate the swelling. The lowered heart and respiratory rates can add also contribute to a diminished and/or weaker return of blood up your legs. Hello swollen feet.
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Last updated Apr 15, 2019
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