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How can I treat swelling in my legs?
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Dr. David Wilson
Surgery - Vascular
7 doctors agree
In brief: Diagnosis first
It's natural to want a treatment right away.
Unfortunately, leg swelling can be caused by at least a dozen different diagnoses involving several body systems. See your doctor for a diagnosis. In the meantime, elevate your legs- gravity helps!

In brief: Diagnosis first
It's natural to want a treatment right away.
Unfortunately, leg swelling can be caused by at least a dozen different diagnoses involving several body systems. See your doctor for a diagnosis. In the meantime, elevate your legs- gravity helps!
Dr. David Wilson
Dr. David Wilson
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Leg sweling
The potential causes of leg swelling are: obesity, venous insufficiency (bad valves in your leg veins), blood clots in your legs or pelvic veins, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of liver, malnutrition, kidney failure, medicine effects.
There are other serious rare causes also. You need a check up!

In brief: Leg sweling
The potential causes of leg swelling are: obesity, venous insufficiency (bad valves in your leg veins), blood clots in your legs or pelvic veins, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of liver, malnutrition, kidney failure, medicine effects.
There are other serious rare causes also. You need a check up!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Depending on the cause of the swelling the treatment is different.
The best advice is to see a vascular surgeon that has a special interest in venous and lymphatic disorders.

In brief: Depends
Depending on the cause of the swelling the treatment is different.
The best advice is to see a vascular surgeon that has a special interest in venous and lymphatic disorders.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Find the cause
Swelling can be simple or complicated.
It is best to rule out any medical cause. If there is none, diet and exercise work. Walking is the best. If you stand at work consider a proper shoe such as mbt. They exercise the calf muscles.

In brief: Find the cause
Swelling can be simple or complicated.
It is best to rule out any medical cause. If there is none, diet and exercise work. Walking is the best. If you stand at work consider a proper shoe such as mbt. They exercise the calf muscles.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many causes and RX.
Leg swelling is a common complaint with many causes including problems with the heart, lungs or kidneys, as well as medications, lymphedema, dvt, cellulitis, venous insufficiency and a host of other issues.
There is also a difference in cause if the swelling is one side or bilateral. There are many treatments for swelling but the first step is to identify the cause. See a vein specialist or MD.

In brief: Many causes and RX.
Leg swelling is a common complaint with many causes including problems with the heart, lungs or kidneys, as well as medications, lymphedema, dvt, cellulitis, venous insufficiency and a host of other issues.
There is also a difference in cause if the swelling is one side or bilateral. There are many treatments for swelling but the first step is to identify the cause. See a vein specialist or MD.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Swelling
Use support or compression stockings In order to get the most benefit place the stockings on the legs prior to being dependent before swelling occurs

In brief: Swelling
Use support or compression stockings In order to get the most benefit place the stockings on the legs prior to being dependent before swelling occurs
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Jeffery Dormu
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Leg Swelling
You should first see your Vascular Surgeon to determine the cause of the swelling which could range from heart issues to vein issues.
A treatment regimen will then be determined that could be conservative such as compression stockings or leg elevation or an intervention such as vein ablation or arterial revascularization.

In brief: Leg Swelling
You should first see your Vascular Surgeon to determine the cause of the swelling which could range from heart issues to vein issues.
A treatment regimen will then be determined that could be conservative such as compression stockings or leg elevation or an intervention such as vein ablation or arterial revascularization.
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
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