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A 31-year-old member asked:

How can i help manage my pulmonary and pedal edema symptoms?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Trattner
Podiatry 34 years experience
Elevate & compress: The best self treatment would be to elevate your feet (above your heart) when sitting & elevate the foot of the bed while sleeping. Also compression stockings should be applied every morning before getting out of bed.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
I agree with the above with the caveat this is discussed with your Internist or specialist as while attempting to remove the swelling from the foot you would not want to overload the heart or lungs.
Aug 17, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
I agree with the above with the caveat you discuss this plan with your internist or specialist. The reason by attempting to remove swelling of the foot you would want to make sure you are not overloading your heart or lungs.
Aug 17, 2012
Dr. Clark Pillsbury
Podiatry 35 years experience
Compression: Talk with your medical doctor about your pulmonary edema. For your feet, compression stockings is the number one way to help, elevation when not walking and walking all help.

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