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anyone have good tips to reduce swelling?

lately, ive been feeling swollen in my feet and ankles and sometimes hands, and i go swimming every now and then, which helps tremendously, but are there any other ways for when i cant get out to the pool?

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Asked by mommysailor at 12:29 AM on Jun. 6, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Drinking lots of water and put your feet up. Also limit the salt in your diet. How far along are you and did it come on all of a sudden? It's common to swell in pregnancy but could also be a sign of high blood pressure.

    Answer by sadira29 at 12:33 AM on Jun. 6, 2009

  • Make sure you are drinking tons of water & limit your soda/coffee intake. Try to eat as little salt as possible. All pre packaged foods are loaded with salt. Also, avoid standing for long periods of time, and make sure to put your feet up for at least 30 minutes at a time. if you want immediate relief you can put a cool washcloth over your feet & ankles while they are propped up.

    Answer by lizafur13 at 11:13 AM on Jun. 6, 2009

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