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what can i do about my swollen ankles from salt sensitivity?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Reduce your salt intake by using a salt substitute. Elevate your feet and wear a compression sock.

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Is it safe to get a salt scrub while i'm pregnant?

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Yes: Since it is a topical treatment, you should have no concerns about a salt scrub. I would say it's recommended in that you will be taking time for yourself and relaxing. Enjoy and find regular times to pamper yourself, and include your partner at times as well!
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Does limiting salt intake improve pulmonary hypertension?

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Can removing salt from diet reduce symptoms of vascular conditions?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
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Yes-but not possible: It is nearly impossible to completely remove salt from the diet. You can have a "low salt" diet, where it is <1 gram per day -- or maybe less if you are amazingly disciplined. However, reducing salt intact can result in decreased blood pressure in patients who have hypertension (high blood pressure). It is usually part of a diet, exercise, and medication regimen.
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Why does medical saline use salt water instead of pure water?

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Matches body salt: Similar saline content as your blood.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to treat chronic ankle tenosynovitis?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Cast Boot then PT: If you have had it for several months off and on, rest the tendons in a removable cast boot for 4-6 weeks. Wear it all day, off at bedtime and showers. Then have your orthopaedic surgeon send you to physical therapy to stretch and restrengthen your muscles. If this fails, certain bad ones need tendon reconstructions surgically.

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