What helps to Control the swelling of legs

Momma Shirley
By Momma Shirley Latest Reply 2009-10-11 19:01:30 -0500
Started 2009-10-11 14:20:35 -0500

My doc has me on Lasix and heavy support hoisery. But still have lots of swelling in my legs and feet. Can not wear shoes at times.

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2catty 2009-10-11 19:01:30 -0500 Report

Not saying this is what is wrong with you, but since I was a kid I have had swelling in my feet and legs and hands and Dr.'s never been able really able to figure out why and just put me on Lasix and stuff. Then just chalked it up to diabetes. Well a couple of months ago they found out that I have low ejection fraction of the heart. Usually happens to older people but leave it up to me to change that mold. I have already done the treadmill cardiolite stresstest. Now I await the results.

hbkunkel 2009-10-11 14:52:57 -0500 Report

Drink more water. The more I drink the better off my swelling is. Besides swelling my feet hurt and the joints are stiff so then I know I have to drink more.