Hi, Marie. . . .
[In these cases, electrolyte supplementation -- even with a lot of sweating -- does not help much; to the contrary, it is far too easy to take too much which will actually decrease the ability of water absorption in the gut which will make swelling worse.
The problem is that there is no indicator that will tell you when and how much to drink. Thirst means your already dehydrated so that doesn't work as a signal. The best thing is to try and gauge your exercise load (sweating, rapid breathing -- especially through the mouth), the temperature (hot = more seating and drying out of mucous membranes) and frequency of water intake.
Question is this someone used compression stockings to prevent swelling? did it help?View attachment 51963
I am 65 and walked last 114k of CF in September. My daughter is a doctor and recommended I wear compression socks on my flights AND while walking to prevent fatigue and ensure good circulation. I thought they worked extraordinarily well and took away any nagging concern about PE blood clots. Under them I wore short Smartwool sock liners. No blisters no foot issues of any kind. Buen Camino
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