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A 46-year-old member asked:

Retain lots of water. should i put my feet up or down to reduce swelling ?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
You are retaining wa: People retain water for simple reasons: not exercising leg muscles and standing or sitting for prolongued periods. Ingestion of two much salt is a common culprit. Certain disease, cardiac, renal, and hepatic are much less common but occur. Legs up is better, but eliminate the cause!
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