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You can try keep your feet elevated at night during rest (3-4 pillows underneath) so your legs are above your chest which can also help with reducing the swelling. TED Stockings can help during the day also.
Also be extra careful with the Salt content in your meals. Try to avoid adding salt and look for meals that are low in salt.
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**Keep Legs above the level of the front chest.
These medications work by increasing the amount one urinate. This in turn can help with extra fluid you may have retained (swollen legs and ankles) by allowing your body to get rid of this extra fluid by urinating. Lasix has a chemical part in it (a sulfa component) which some people can have allergies to. When this occurs, Bumex can act as an alternate choice to Lasix. You should also check your weight every day and if you notice an increase of 5 lbs or more, you should contact your doctor for instructions, you may require IV medication to help reduce the swelling.
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