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Thread: Feet Swelling in Aruba

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    you would get new feet before you gave up Aruba lol
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    If it only happened in Aruba and it caused me that much pain I would be in bed for several days...as much as I love Aruba I would not be visiting. I would do everything I could to rectify the problem or give up Aruba...I can't even believe I typed those words.


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    Hmmm I wonder if it can be all the drinking and eating out? Cant seem to find a non-drinker on this forum to test my theory.
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    I think she should look at what she is doing differently in Aruba. I know I eat out more which means I am getting a lot more sodium. I also drink more at times. Both of these may cause my feet to swell. Red wine(sulfates?) causes them to swell too. All the fore mentioned has cause painful walking. I looked it up-when you are drinking alcohol, it can dehydrate you. Some people's body sense the alcohol and does not allow fluid to leave the body to prevent dehydration. The solution is to drink a glass of water for each alcoholic beverage. I found it does work. Another thing that may happen is her body's response to the humidity. When it is humid out, my hands swell so much that I cannot get my rings off until I have been in air conditioning. It is the same type of body response-trying to keep you hydrated. They can happen to feet, too. You friend my not experience her feet swelling with one of the factors, but with more sodium, alcohol and high humidity, it just may be what she needs to cause the swelling in her feet.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri View Post
    Wow. So this happens to others. I’m not one to add extra salt to my food but I never found the food in Aruba particularly salty. I drink a lot of water because of the heat, but maybe it’s a combination of salt, heat and humidity?
    Could be the heat, I never use salt so if the food was salty I'm sure I would notice it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bri View Post
    you would get new feet before you gave up Aruba lol
    Me too!

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    My wife’s feet swelled up from the flight “to” Aruba recently, and mine did the same on way back home. It was the combination of the flight, alcohol, and the unknown


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    for those of us that fly in "steerage"
    maybe something from Amazon will help feet/ankle swelling
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=foot+slin...b_sb_ss_i_1_10

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    Oh..yea. Every year the top of the feet look like jelly...combination of Sun, Heat, Water and not enough Drinks to wash it away...Maybe staying longer might help... Bobby Aruba
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    My feet swell every time I fly. Pressure changes. I know when we fly with patients, their IV's often blow. Two days seems excessive though. I would be getting a check-up for sure.
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    I too find that my legs/feet swell when I first arrive. I now use compression socks when I fly, it seems to help quite a bit. Also, IMO, the salt water helps. I try and float around for at least 20 minutes at a time. I don't drink but do drink plenty of the wonderful water in Aruba.
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