Your heart and feet are inseparable. You must maintain the health of your feet to maintain the health of your heart. Your blood is responsible for supplying oxygen and nutrition to all the cells in your body, from the tips of your fingers to the ends of your toes. Your heart is a muscle that works to pump blood through your body. Most people are unaware of the connection between our feet and our hearts. So, it stands to reason that maintaining healthy feet is one of the methods to keep your heart healthy.
The liver is enlarged and unpleasant to the touch in patients with major right ventricular failure, and the legs' veins are bloated with blood. As a result, there is an increase in pressure at the capillary's venous end and fluid stagnation in the tissues near the capillaries. Even the lymphatic tubes are unable to "take up" all the fluid because there is so much of it. Edema of the legs (swelling of the legs) develops because of fluid becoming stagnant in the intercellular space. In addition to spreading to the trunk, leg swelling can also result in ascites (fluid in the abdominal cavity). Even the forearms that hang next to the torso are susceptible to edema.
What to watch out for?
If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with your podiatrist right away.
- Your calves, thighs, or feet may experience aching, weariness, pain, burning, or discomfort in their muscles
- The skin's color changing
- Swelling in the feet and lower legs
- Hair loss, particularly on the toes
- Legs or feet that feel numb when you're at rest
- Tiny wounds that take a long time to heal and may even develop worse
Maintain the health of your feet and heart by:
- Eating a balanced meal that contains fresh fruit, healthy grains, and veggies.
- Exercising every day for at least 30 minutes.
- Routine screening exams