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The past 2 days my feet have been swelling and my ankles aching by the end of my work day. It's not severe, but it's definitely something new. Any thoughts?
Have you been very stationary (ie sitting a lot) combined with potential dehydration? Have you worked hard and sweated a lot in last day or so doing sprints/weights?
Alleviate symptoms by raising your feet above your heart to encourage drainage, also drink, move about and consider rehydrations salts.
Swollen feet ankles affected me after travelling long distances and not drinking enough, also after heavy sweating (when racing) and consequent salt imbalance followed by more travelling!
Last time it happened to me I then had a bit of visual disturbance and a slight migraine which confirmed the dehydration. Was fine the next day.
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Isn't this a classic potassium deficiency sign?
Have you been eating anything that you wouldn't normally? I get swollen ankles when I eat any of the foods that I'm intolerant to. have you been eating more salt than usual? Have you eaten something with hidden MSG in it, such as bought chicken stock?
Type 1 diabetic for 25 years.
Low carb for 7 years, LC Primal for 2.5 of those.
Fruit and starch free.
Total weight loss- 3 stone/42 pounds. Current weight = 121 pounds. Height 5'5
I take Zymessence systemic enzymes.
This is also a slight possibility. I take Mag Citrate which may cause the deficiency, but also take Athletic Greens most days which has 300mg Potassium per serving. And I frequently eat avocado, strawberries, tomatoes, bell pepper, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, and tuna all of which are listed as foods that are potassium rich. Hmmm.... would taking Mag cause an imbalance?Isn't this a classic potassium deficiency sign?