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Old October 11th, 2008, 07:15 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
BobEdwards
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My ankles always swell up considerably during a cruise. I know that
this has been discussed here before but I'm wondering if anyone has
come up with any new ideas for dealing with this problem.

One suggestion has been to drink a lot of water. I drink a lot of
coffee. That hasn't helped. Does coffee have the same effect as
water?
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Old October 11th, 2008, 07:58 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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"BobEdwards" wrote in message
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My ankles always swell up considerably during a cruise. I know that
this has been discussed here before but I'm wondering if anyone has
come up with any new ideas for dealing with this problem.



Amputation?
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Old October 11th, 2008, 08:43 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Tom K
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Is it from flying?


"BobEdwards" wrote in message
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My ankles always swell up considerably during a cruise. I know that
this has been discussed here before but I'm wondering if anyone has
come up with any new ideas for dealing with this problem.

One suggestion has been to drink a lot of water. I drink a lot of
coffee. That hasn't helped. Does coffee have the same effect as
water?



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Old October 11th, 2008, 08:51 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
BobEdwards
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On Oct 11, 12:43*pm, "Tom K" wrote:
Is it from flying?

"BobEdwards" wrote in message

...

My ankles always swell up considerably during a cruise. *I know that
this has been discussed here before but I'm wondering if anyone has
come up with any new ideas for dealing with this problem.


One suggestion has been to drink a lot of water. *I drink a lot of
coffee. *That hasn't helped. *Does coffee have the same effect as
water?


I've never noticed it after long flights not going for a cruise.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 09:25 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Sue Mullen
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BobEdwards wrote:
My ankles always swell up considerably during a cruise. I know that
this has been discussed here before but I'm wondering if anyone has
come up with any new ideas for dealing with this problem.

One suggestion has been to drink a lot of water. I drink a lot of
coffee. That hasn't helped. Does coffee have the same effect as
water?


Your ankles swell because of all the salt in the food. A second cause
might be from being on your feet a lot when it is hot and humid. I have
had this problem on all of our cruises and as long as the swelling goes
down overnight, it is nothing to worry about. Ask your doctor for a
diuretic to take when this happens and it will help.

sue
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Old October 11th, 2008, 09:39 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Surfer E2468
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If your ankles are swelling on a cruise,maybe you are drinking too much
liquids, and you are retaining the fluids.Also alcohol will help to
swell the ankles.





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Old October 11th, 2008, 10:41 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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My whole body is swollen after a cruise..


"BobEdwards" wrote in message
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My ankles always swell up considerably during a cruise. I know that
this has been discussed here before but I'm wondering if anyone has
come up with any new ideas for dealing with this problem.

One suggestion has been to drink a lot of water. I drink a lot of
coffee. That hasn't helped. Does coffee have the same effect as
water?



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Old October 12th, 2008, 12:31 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Rosalie B.
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BobEdwards wrote:

My ankles always swell up considerably during a cruise. I know that
this has been discussed here before but I'm wondering if anyone has
come up with any new ideas for dealing with this problem.

One suggestion has been to drink a lot of water. I drink a lot of
coffee. That hasn't helped. Does coffee have the same effect as
water?


I'm not a coffee drinker, but I don't think coffee is the same as water. I try
not to eat salty food, or at least not very much of it, and I drink water or
maybe sometimes juice or maybe tea. Soft drinks are too salty for me.

I used to have my ankles swell when I was pregnant. Most of the time when I
have a problem with my ankles swelling now it is because I've been on a plane
where I've had to sit for a long time. Whenever I have to sit with pressure on
the back of my knees, it interferes with the fluid getting back up to the
kidneys. I try not to sit still for long periods - I either walk (which helps
massage the water back up into the body), or sit with my feet up. I think
swelling ankles may also be the sign of a weak heart.

Other causes are
# Arthritis
# Cellulitis
# Cirrhosis Of The Liver
# Deep Vein Thrombosis
# Kidney Failure
Relief and Prevention:

This is what the internet says about it.

*The hallmark of treatment is to reduce foot, leg and ankle swelling, and the first line of defense: leg elevation. Elevate legs above the level of the heart, which puts minimal pressure on the backs of the knees and thighs and lower back. Just sitting in a reclining chair in front of the TV is a great way to elevate your legs. Many products, for use at home or at work, can also help reduce swelling.
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*Other aids include:
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* * Leg wedges to elevate the feet while sleeping.
* * Support socks and stocking, either over-the-counter or custom-made.
* o Support socks and stockings come in various gradients depending on the pressure needed, and various lengths depending on the level of the edema.
* * Proper fitting shoes and socks. Buy new shoes in the afternoon to get the best fit.
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*Techniques to help decrease swelling:
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* * Increase muscle activity with walking.
* * Avoid standing in place for long periods of time.
* * Avoid sitting with the feet dependent.
* * Limit salt intake.
* * Do not abuse diuretics, but a short-term course may be helpful.
* * Do not abuse laxatives.
* * Drink plenty of water.
* * Avoid contraceptive pills and hormone replacement therapy if possible.

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Old October 12th, 2008, 01:13 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Chrissy Cruiser[_2_]
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On Sat, 11 Oct 2008 16:25:37 -0400, Sue Mullen wrote:

BobEdwards wrote:
My ankles always swell up considerably during a cruise. I know that
this has been discussed here before but I'm wondering if anyone has
come up with any new ideas for dealing with this problem.

One suggestion has been to drink a lot of water. I drink a lot of
coffee. That hasn't helped. Does coffee have the same effect as
water?


Your ankles swell because of all the salt in the food. A second cause
might be from being on your feet a lot when it is hot and humid. I have
had this problem on all of our cruises and as long as the swelling goes
down overnight, it is nothing to worry about. Ask your doctor for a
diuretic to take when this happens and it will help.

sue


Uh, no, ask your DR for help not self-subscribe a diuretic. Duh.
--
Charles of RTC said: "Like my smoker co-worker who has not worked for
three months now because he has to take oxygen due to diminished
lung capacity from years of smoking. Although I feel bad he is
ill I don't feel bad about taking his job since he put himself
in that situation." Signed Charles The Cold Hearted *******
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Old October 12th, 2008, 01:48 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Becca[_2_]
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BobEdwards wrote:
My ankles always swell up considerably during a cruise. I know that
this has been discussed here before but I'm wondering if anyone has
come up with any new ideas for dealing with this problem.

One suggestion has been to drink a lot of water. I drink a lot of
coffee. That hasn't helped. Does coffee have the same effect as
water?


One of my friends ankles will swell if he eats MSG, and his ankles swell
when he cruises. I assume it is the MSG that is in the soups and sauces.


Becca
 




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