Edema in feet and ankles. Doctor would like to prescribe a diuretic. Is there an herbal way to remedy the problem? I have type II diabetes. Is this a contributing factor?
I continue to read about the effectiveness of dandelion for edema, although I have not yet used it. Try it and tell me if it works for you.
High glucose levels in your blood will cause several problems that could contribute to the edema. Glucose can glycate (stick) to blood vessel walls and be a problem with blood uptake at the capillary level.
Metabolic abnormalities are part of high glucose levels in the blood, and may also contribute to fluid in the tissue.
You’ll want to increase your water intake (pure water, not flavored water or sodas), and increase your movement.