Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist
Any Medication to Improve Diabetic Feet Blood Flow?
Many sufferers find loss of feeling in their feet resulting from impaired blood flow and damaged blood vessels...
Is there a known medication that can improve blood flow to the feet and thereby reduce the numbness encountered?
ANSWER: Hi Ray,
I apologize for the late reply do to recent changes we are making to our website.
Now, regarding your question. It is true that diabetes alters the blood flow in the feet contributing to foot and leg problems.
In addition, diabetes can also damage the nerves (especially those long of the periphery) aggravating the numbness sensation.
You are asking if there exist any medication for such problems?
Now, the only true answer is "The healing secret is to improve blood sugar metabolism".
In other words, you should try hard to bring your blood glucose levels at a steady - near - normal level.
Once you succeed to do so, other problems will be reversed too. So, blood flow would be ameliorated, and many problems will disappear gradually.
As you may see, the only problems is to control blood sugar.
I have been telling to some of my diabetic patients to trying hard to reduce their blood sugar.
I have been repeating to them that they are not invalids. They have a health condition which is altered, and they can succeed to beat it.
The worst enemy is sedentary life and waiting for the drugs to do the miracle. I have been telling them that drugs cannot do such miracles.
You should understand what is happening to your body. This kind of alteration (sugar metabolism) needs to be strong enough to work and exercise (until sweating), eat in moderation, drink plenty of water and not to sit down and wait (for the autumn to come:) there is one old folk saying in my country, this is just to smile:)
There is a lot of words spreading around regarding the "miracles" some medications can do to your feet.
The one that I trust is the power of herbs in optimizing your blood sugar, ameliorating the blood flow and helping to reverse diabetic foot problems.
When diabetic have ulcers or other skin problems, some doctors use to inject insulin locally together with use of additional sugar (or honey) to increase the healing speed.
However, it depends on the problems you might have locally to give the most appropriate treatment. Your doctor is the only one who can give the final judgement for your current situation.
Hope it helped!
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