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How fast does lower extremities edema progress?

By Anonymous September 20, 2017 - 5:07pm
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I was diagnosed with this health problem on the 21st of aigust 2017.i wore levis 501's size 34-30.it is now sept 20-2017.i can barely sqeeze into a pair of levi 550(bigger leg rolm) size 42 30???i have hep c also.i also live in a rat mold infested house.last winters bad storms allowed asbestos to fall wet in my bedroom.i cant aford to move.yet.no regular doctor yet.

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Edema can cause significant swelling especially when left untreated.

Diuretics can be used to help release fluids, and massage can also help. Keep your legs up as much as you can. Can you get compression socks? These can also help.

There is a reason behind edema - when this is found, better treatment can be offered.Was it confirmed that the cause is Hep C?

Can you contact social services for housing, Anon? And to qualify for Medicaid? You can also contact a free clinic. You need medical help.


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