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Sorry To Bother You - Oedema.

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Theland | 18:15 Fri 12th Jun 2020 | Body & Soul
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It seems I ask too many questions about my health, but here goes.
Feet, ankles and calf's are very swollen with fluid.
I think I recall something about COPD which I have, weakening one side of the heart leading to Oedema.
Is that right?
Is there a treatment I could use?
(I already take a cocktail of drugs every day.)
I'll be 70 next January, but with my breathing problems and regular chest infections, I seriously doubt I will get there.
Never mind, I just want the best quality of life for what remains.

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You are quite correct, there are many causes of oedema but with someone with chronic lung disease then right sided heart failure is the most common and obvious cause. The treatment is that of the cause and for what you say that is what you are having. Diuretics could help the swelling but here there is an inherent danger in that the majority of diuretics are...
18:24 Fri 12th Jun 2020
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I've had no tests, just the promise of a home visit at some time.
Mrs T is out at the supermarket now.
Will text her and ask her to get some flight stockings.
Thanks for that.
An incorrect fitting compression stocking would be a mistake and make you very uncomfortable.
They are also sometimes removed when there is an infection, which there obviously is. I would get some proper advice before you change anything. I hope you feel better soon x

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