Every one minute, One diabetic leg amputation takes place in the world. It is scary and most of the diabetes may have this symptom at some stage unless timely treatment is initiated.
I had tired legs and I thought it may be due to my long walk which I do twice or thrice a day. But when it persisted and after a small walk, i used to get tired, I consulted my doctor who advised me to go for a detailed check up in their podiatry dept. I underwent a complete check up including the most popular ABI (Ankle Brachial index Doppler). They declared my legs are all right- free from PAD ( peripheral Arterial disease) and PN (peripheral neuropathy). My HBA1C was never too bad. It varying from 6 to 7 depending upon my diet experiment that I used to carry out. My Triglyceride was always varying from 70 to 110. My HDL was varying from 40 to 50. By seeing the history , my doctor used to always comfort me that my leg can not go wrong.
But I was not satisfied with the finding. Why do my legs get tired so soon ? I did my own research to understand the root cause of my tired legs.
I did a venous Doppler test to find out if there is venous insufficiency or Vericose veins which is troubling me. However the test did not detect any Vericose vein.
Could it be DVT? I never had visible DVT (Deep vein thrombosis ) which means blood clotting in side vein which could lead to Pulmonary Embolism. DVT ruled out.
So I did not have PAD, PN, DVT and Vericose which normally a diabete is vulnerable to.
But I tried to do some further research to get over my problem. All diabetes may have some kind of blood circulation issue to the lower limb. As a diabetes you are advised to need to walk a lot, go to Gym, do some exercise- all calls for standing . Even when you remain sitted , still blood circulation at lower limbs get affected. When all our arteries and veins are all 100% healthy/ normal, Blood comes down to Legs and feet through the Arteries and need to go up through veins through the one way valves in the veins against gravity. It is always a challenge as we get older and especially if we are diabetes since overall health of our arteries and limbs get affected.
So few things in naturopathy I did which gave me much relief and my pain was adequately controlled.
(1) Sarvangasan daily for 10-15mnts in the morning before food. Even if you can not do the sarvangasan perfectly , raising your legs up to any extent helps.
(2) Raising your leg while sleeping during night-Put some pillows and rest your leg on pillows.
(3) do some breathing exercise as taught by Ramdevji and Sudarsan kriya by Shri Shri Ravi Shankar ji.
(4) Graduated compression socks class 2 ensured blood circulation at lower limb. This is a great invention and in my opinion , every diabete should wear so that your blood circulation to lower limbs improve and you don't get tired easily.
I don't know, perhaps I attacked my leg issue at an early stage and controlled or else .....
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