Diabetes is a type of disease that is dangerous and has become one of the many causes of death affecting Indonesians. The most frequent and troublesome problem for diabetes mellitus sufferers is the wound that occurs on the feet. This is because if the wound is left alone without proper handling, this condition will increase the risk of infection which is quite severe, which in the later stages of rot can be a frightening thing. Diabates can damage the nerves of the feet and increase the risk of severe foot injury and ulceration, so this condition can lead to gangrene that fester and lead to amputation.
Why Can Rotate Feet Happen in People with Dibates?
Often we wonder why foot sores and rot can occur in people with diabetes. This condition also causes most people to be haunted by the same fear even though they do not really know what kind of mechanism of foot infiltration can occur in diabetics.
Yes, rotten feet experienced by diabetics are caused by the death of foot tissue cells due to nerve damage (diabetes neuropathy) and poor blood circulation that occurs in the legs. This condition can arise as a result of hyperglycemic conditions that occur repeatedly. As a result of this nerve damage, the patient is less sensitive to all forms of injuries that occur on his feet, both minor and large injuries.
Gangrene that appears generally will be characterized by an area around the skin that is black, smells fishy and sometimes also produces pus that smells bad. If you experience foot rot due to gangrene, then get treatment immediately. Because if you just leave this condition can infect the leg bone, if this condition occurs then amputation is the final way taken to prevent this condition from spreading to other parts.
Help Dry Rotten Feet In Diabetics
Then how to quickly help dry wounds due to rotten feet that arise because of gangrene in sufferers diabetes mellitus so as not to risk amputation? If you have already done various treatments but the results are not visible or maybe not satisfactory, then try the alternative treatments below.
The treatment below is aimed at treating serious bacterial and fungal infections such as eczema, purulent ulcers, ringworm and specifically for gangrene which has been used by people since ancient times. However, this information is still traditional in nature, so it will take time and effort and consistency on your own to continue handling this properly.
1. Improve Your Lifestyle
The first important thing that needs to be done to help drain the wound that occurs is to improve the lifestyle you are currently living. It has been explained previously that foot rot experienced by diabetes sufferers occurs due to high glucose levels in them so that this condition blocks blood circulation and causes nerve damage.
Therefore, in order to speed up treatment, the main cause of this condition needs to be corrected properly, namely by changing your lifestyle for the better. So what kind of lifestyle needs to be addressed? The following are the points.
Smoking increases the risk of hardening of the arteries, which can cause clogged blood circulation. The combination between diabetes and cigarettes are two things everyone’s nightmare. Because this condition will actually increase the risk of rotting feet due to gangrene by 2 times compared to diabetes without smoking. For that, stop this habit immediately.
Sport is an important activity as a condition for getting a healthy lifestyle. This one activity is also useful for better blood circulation. When your blood circulation is smooth, oxygen in the blood flow and white blood cells will become smoother. It should be noted that oxygen and white blood play a major role in the treatment of various wounds, especially rotten feet due to diabetes. Some of the sports you can do include:
- On foot
- Morning jogging
Those are some types of exercise that are good to do when you have diabetes.
Staying up late is not a good choice to practice as a daily habit. This condition will affect your sleep quality to be bad. As a result, this can cause stress and can increase the risk of poor blood circulation disorders.
2. Take advantage of stale saliva and Binahong
Stale saliva is saliva that appears in the morning when you wake up in the morning from a night’s sleep and your mouth has not yet been entered. So, the saliva that comes out after you sleep is pure saliva the result of your own body secretions. Meanwhile, if your mouth is filled with toothpaste, the antibacterial quality of saliva will be damaged. So why saliva?
The concentration level of bacteria and fungus-killing enzymes in saliva in the morning has a large concentration. The enzymes found in saliva play a role in killing bacteria and fungi. Such as for example thiocyanate, hydrogen peroxide and immunoglobin. While the lysozyme enzyme functions for bacterial lysis. So you can use this natural ingredient to relieve bad wounds due to diabetes.
Then what about binahong? Binahong is a leaf that contains several good chemical ingredients such as flavoids and oleanolic acid which are useful as anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-free radicals. While the ascorbic acid content in binahong leaves will be useful as collagen formation which accelerates the erosion of ulcers or foot rot due to diabetes.
To use binahong saliva and dau as a remedy for rotten wounds on your feet, you can chew it with your mouth in the morning when you haven’t done any activities or haven’t consumed anything. Then place the crushed binahong leaves around the wound.
3. Avoid abstinence during treatment
Avoiding what is prohibited and becomes taboo during treatment is indeed an important thing that needs to be done. This will certainly help you to speed up the treatment process and make all complaints you experience can be resolved immediately. Well, below are some things that need to be done for the treatment of rotten feet that become dry more easily.
- Avoid consuming fast food with high fat and calorie content. Besides that, you also need to be aware of instant food such as instant noodles and other products.
- Avoid consuming foods with high preservative content and lots of MSG.
- Avoid consuming foods with animal protein content, whether fatty or non-fat. For example, like mutton, beef, chicken, sea fish and so on.
- Choose corn rice or brown rice as a substitute for your staple food, namely white rice. Meanwhile, if you want to consume plain rice, let the rice cool for 12 hours first.
- Avoid consuming several foods such as durian, jengkol, melinjo and jackfruit. Be it the fruit or the leaves.
Those are some tips to help relieve rotten feet that may be experienced at this time. Good attention to your health and lifestyle will help the treatment process run more optimally.