A 39-year-old member asked:
How can i manage edema?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Elevate and move: Leg swelling is very common in pregnancy. It can be helped with several things. Elevate your legs whenever possible. Stay well hydrated. Eat healthy. Stretch your legs frequently. Wear comfortable shoes and socks. Some people like the maternity support stockings.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Find the reason: Edema or swelling must have a cause. Understanding that cause and treating it will reduce the edema. Of importance is: where is the swelling, are there any food or medicinal allergies, bug bites, trauma etc?
An md consult is warranted to diagnose the reason. If it is minor, so will the treatment be. If it is major and an important anatomic area, a short course of cortico-steroids may be used. Md!
5.4k viewsReviewed Jan 27, 2020
A 50-year-old female asked:
What is edema?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 31 years experience
5.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 27, 2020
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