A 33-year-old female asked:
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Mom have venous leg ulcer for past 5 yrs,not cured. Treatment changed from English medicine to Ayurveda.can she take English medicine immediately?

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Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Treatment not Meds : Venous leg ulcers usually require external compression with special wraps (jobst stockings) , and leg elevation, possibly with water pills. The mechanical elevation and support is the mainstay of treatment.
Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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