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Does Any One Else Have Problems With Feet, Ankles And Legs Swelling. If So Do You Do Anything Other Than Lasix For It?

Does Any One Else Have Problems With Feet, Ankles And Legs Swelling. If So Do You Do Anything Other Than Lasix For It?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Cutting back or eliminating SALT will help. Drove me nuts, as I like salty things. I mean eggs without salt??? really!! and sea salt is best.. I also found a little Garlic powder helped.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

My doctor said to sleep with my feet and legs elevated above my heart. If that didn't help, compression/circulation socks. It is not an uncommon effect of COPD.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

no salt and take Water pills-from doctor) to get the swelling down, which is water. Walking and when sitting still, moving feet gently , soaking and using lotion. When I have it bad, it hurts to bend feet at ankles. As I mentioned in another post, I put the foot of my bed up and take a little nap. Watch what you eat and NO salt. Good luck and feel better-C-

posted over 5 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have the swelling and the only thing I know is to be careful and read labels of all the products you eat for the amount of sodium. My doctor says I am allowed 20 mg of sodium a day. Also, take time in the afternoon to elevate your legs if swollen.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have that problem with my left foot swelling something awful. They increaded my water pills but that has not helped. They only thing that does is keeping my foot elevated. I am usually low on sodium so can't cut back on that. I don't use much anyway. I just decided to live with it. Not the answer you wanted but that is how it is with me.

posted over 5 years ago
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