On Friday, March 30, 2001 at 7:16:02 PM UTC-7, Shazinz wrote:
Has anyone here ever had there feet swell up while cruising? What causes this,
and can it be prevented??
It happened to me, my husband, and my sister on our last cruise. All our shoes
were to small!!!
My Husbands feet looked like balloons with toes. As I look back at my cruise
photos, I have also noticed that my brother, while wearing his sandals, had
band-aids all over his toes!!!!
So, what's going on?
A lot of people's feet swell because the ship moves...when the ship moves blood "leaves" your feet and goes mostly to your brain and your equilibrium area. People who get seasickness, suffer mostly because there is an imbalance of blood and pressure within their equilibrium area. What does this have to do with feet swelling?
Well as blood rushes to your head and fuels your heart and equilibrium, your brain and heart then realizes a shortage of blood bellow your abdomen. When it senses and imbalance it may then send a surge of blood to your feet which in turn makes your feet swell and possibly irritable.
This may go on for several days until your brain reaches a constant ration of blood through out your body.