Dry skin on heel always has a tendency to crack. Continued pressure on heels aggravates the condition. Persons suffering from diabetes have to take an extra care about dry cracked heel. Micro organisms like fungus and bacteria tend to settle down in these cracks causing infection and wounds. The increased sugar level in blood creates a congenial atmosphere for bacterial growth, as bacteria need sugar for their growth. Hence treating a wound in diabetes becomes very difficult. For this reason diabetic patients have to give importance to take care of their feet and prevent the condition “dry cracked feet”.
According to principles of ayurveda the dryness of skin on heel or feet occur due to vitiation of vata or air element. The air element has to be normalized by applying therapeutic measures which supply warmth and suppleness to skin. Here are few tips to take care of dry heels in diabetes.
Dr.Savitha Suri is an ayurvedic Consultant Physician. She has an experience of 26 years in the field of ayurveda. The content is copyrighted to Dr.Savitha Suri and may not be reproduced on other websites. You can contact her for free online ayurvedic consultations at [email protected]
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