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Does restrictive stockings work to treat edema?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

These are commonly very effective for reducing edema.
It is a simple treatment but very effective, sometimes more so than the medications.

In brief: Yes

These are commonly very effective for reducing edema.
It is a simple treatment but very effective, sometimes more so than the medications.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care

In brief: Yes

When the legs swell the excess fluid is all concentrated in the skin.
By pressing on the skin with compression garments, such as compression stockings, the fluid is encouraged to return to the circulating blood stream where it came from. Compression leggings have been created that wrap around the extremity with velcro closures and function similarly to the stockings with less effort to get on.

In brief: Yes

When the legs swell the excess fluid is all concentrated in the skin.
By pressing on the skin with compression garments, such as compression stockings, the fluid is encouraged to return to the circulating blood stream where it came from. Compression leggings have been created that wrap around the extremity with velcro closures and function similarly to the stockings with less effort to get on.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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