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My legs and feet are swelling so bad. Last July I had vein

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My legs and feet are swelling so bad. Last July I had vein surgery where the rerouted my small veins to my large ones and it was fine for a while now they are swelling again so bad . I take water pills every day. I can't afford another Surgury.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: They swell every day. they are not swollen when I get up in the morning.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 months ago.

Hello,

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

It seems that you have incompetent veins. Following measures are likely to be helpful;

1) Avoid prolonged standing or walking for long distances in a single stretch.

2) Whenever you sit; keep your legs elevated on a chair or a sofa or stool. Do not hang the legs, otherwise gravity will increase the swelling.

3) Exercises / physical therapy

a) Lie down straight and raise your leg and feet for 10-20 seconds. Repeat this for ten times (twice a day whole set).

b) When you sit; pull the feet towards you for 10-20 seconds. Repeat it for ten times twice a day.

4) Raise leg end of your bed by 6 inches.

5) Wear Stockinette.

6) Endovenous laser is a procedure which has an high success rate; though you mentioned to avoid a surgery again.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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