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Doctor insights on: How To Reduce Swollen Ankles Without Using Diuretics

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How to reduce swollen ankles without using diuretics?

How to reduce swollen ankles without using diuretics?

Elevation: Make sure when you sit that ou elevated your legs causing excess fluid from settling on your ankles. Also you can obtain tight stockings at a medical supply store that can reduce swellign in yoru ankles and legs. ...Read more

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Diuretic (Definition)

By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more


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Swollen foot after too much salt. Raise them to reduce swelling?

Swollen foot after too much salt. Raise them to reduce swelling?

Reduce the salt and: Keep them elevated that will help, you have to use some water bills, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can diuretics help reduce swelling on face caused due to some allergy??

Can diuretics help reduce swelling on face caused due to some allergy??

Wrong treatment.: I would not advise using diuretics for facial swelling as (1) probably would not work, (2) you'd likely become dehydrated trying to make them work and (3) fluid accumulation would not be the cause of this facial swelling. Allergy causes facial swelling via inflammation, not fluid accumulation like you'd see in heart failure or kidney disease. ...Read more

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Best ways to treat water retention weight? I'm so swollen and its so painful; please help.

Best ways to treat water retention weight? I'm so swollen and its so painful; please help.

What is the cause?: First thing to consider is cause of the water retention. Is it a medical problem, is it a dietary problem? You need to see your family physician to get a complete exam including several different blood tests.. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop my ankles swelling without sitting with them higher than my head?

What can be done to stop my ankles swelling without sitting with them higher than my head?

Support stockings: Support stockings can prevent fluid accumulation in the ankles and legs. See your local foot doc for the correct size and pressure and an evaluation for possible causes. ...Read more

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Is glycerin can help to reduce or stop my varicose veins?

Is glycerin can help to reduce or stop my varicose veins?

Yes end no!: Glycerin is used to close veins. It works for spider veins or little bit bigger network/reticular vein. In full blow varicose veins when ultrasound shows clear reversal of flow injecting those veins is financially rewarding to the doctor. Will do nothing to you veins. I would have to see you for answering precisely. ...Read more

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How do you reduce arthritis pain without using painkillers and anti-inflammatories ?

How do you reduce arthritis pain without using painkillers and anti-inflammatories ?

Non-drug options: Nondrug options for treating arthritic joints include joint rest, ice/cold packs or moist heat packs, good footwear, avoidance of additional 'mileage' on affected joints, weight loss to decrease joint load, & physical therapy to strengthen joint support structures. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is effective for pain (keep it to under 4000 mg daily, preferably less). Topical meds can help: zostrix, biofreeze, etc. ...Read more

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I plan on having sclerotherapy done to reduce leg spider veins, only. Why do I have to bring an ACE bandage to the appn't. How long to wear it?

I plan on having sclerotherapy done to reduce leg spider veins, only. Why do I have to bring an ACE bandage to the appn't. How long to wear it?

Compression: Sclerotherapy works by pushing the blood out of the spider veins and the injected solution then irritates the vein wall so that it sticks together and then dissolves. The purpose of the compression is twofold-keep the solution adherent to the vein and help reduce bruising. I usually recommend 48 hours of compression and i supply the ace bandages. Compression hose can be purchased in my office. ...Read more

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How to combat swollen ankles with perimenopause?

How to combat swollen ankles with perimenopause?

Compress : Elevate your feet and legs at heart level or above when you can and consider compression stockings. These work very well when you put them on in the morning before the feet and legs begin to swell up too much. ...Read more

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Swollen ankles due to spastic cerebral palsy n I'm on my feet all day as cashier can I take ibuprofen 600mg to reduce swelling can barely walk?

Swollen ankles due to spastic cerebral palsy n I'm on my feet all day as cashier can I take ibuprofen 600mg to reduce swelling can barely walk?

Better options: Would be to try and prevent the swelling. So wearing compression hoosiery would be a good idea. While standing, try and move around so not in one spot. Try and sit down when you have an oppurtunity. ...Read more

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My doctor told me to start wearing thigh high compression hose to treat leg swelling. They are very hot and pull at my leg hair any ways to fix this ?

My doctor told me to start wearing thigh high compression hose to treat leg swelling. They are very hot and pull at my leg hair any ways to fix this ?

Treat the cause: At 33 you should not have signifiant leg swelling unless you have serious medical problem. The most common one at your age would be obesity. If that is the case, lose weight and exorcise. If it is something else like CHF or kidney failure, those need to be managed medically. Compression stockings treat the symptom, not the cause. ...Read more

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How to reduce slightly puffy ankles?

How to reduce slightly puffy ankles?

Ankle edema: In 72 years of age , first you have to know the causes of the ankle puffiness and then the treatment. The causes could be your heart, thyroid, poor circulation or kidney problem. So please see your doctor who will have good medical history, your salt use, and thorough physical examination. You also need diagnostic tests. Thanks. ...Read more

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What effective methods or medicines can you use to reduce painful backaches when on your period?

What effective methods or medicines can you use to reduce painful backaches when on your period?

Common sense remedy: Gentle stretching, hot or cold packs to the affected area and of course, if necessary, nsaids such as ibuprofen. Longterm use of omega 3 fatty acids has been shown to act as an anti- inflammatory and may result in decreased pain. Exercise has been shown to diminish uncomfortable physical and psychological menstrual symptoms. If your back ache is not helped by these things, consult your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
356 doctors shared insights

Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more