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A 27-year-old female asked:

i've had recurrent pitting edema on my legs. i've done several tests, and results show i'm fine. please why so and what should i do? thanks

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Low salt/exercise: The best ways to avoid edema are to go on a very low salt (sodium) restricted diet and to do a lot of walking. The foods to avoid on a low salt diet are any prepared foods or processed foods. Fresh and frozen foods usually are low sodium. Walking frequently and moving your legs will help your veins return the fluid back up from your legs.

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