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Ankle edema/pitting how cardiac history. Some tingling oder toes at bedtime no pain. MD suggested elastic stockings

By Anonymous September 12, 2017 - 2:18pm
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Thanks. I think the stocking may help. Need to watch my salt intake..ugh
At 75, retired RN..I do a lot of self dx..
He includes melanoma...Lymphadectomy 2010..no follow up needed..yippee
But always worry my lymph system is compromised even though I know with pitting edema it has nothing to do with this issue
Apprecrate your response. No cardiac hx..on Prevastatin..keeping my LDL normal

September 13, 2017 - 5:57am

I am a retired RN..very active and work part time. I am aware to assess my cardiac status with my primary MD. I think the stocking will help and I will keep evaluating their effectiveness. Important to eliminate salt..ugh
Thank you for help. I just included b12 in my routine to prevent neuropathy excacerbation..I am 75 and other than my melanoma dx in 2010..had successful
Lymphadectomy..no follow up..treated at Dana Faber

September 13, 2017 - 5:50am
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Hello Anon

Thank you.

I can't tell if you have a cardiac history or not, based on your post.

Swelling in this area can occur to to heart or kidney ill-health or other reasons including inactivity, being older or being over-weight. Compression socks improve blood circulation and can decrease swelling.

September 13, 2017 - 3:51am
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