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What are ways to get fluid moving in your legs?

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Your doctor may suggest surgery to repair your veins. But there are other ways to get the fluid moving in your legs:

  • Wear compression stockings. They ease swelling and improve blood flow.
  • Keep your feet elevated above your heart. When you can, do it for 15 minutes every 2 hours and while you sleep.
  • Don't stand still for too long. Walk around often.

From: What Is Venous Stasis Dermatitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association: "Stasis Dermatitis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Stasis dermatitis."

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Stasis Dermatitis."

DermNet New Zealand: "Venous eczema."

Mayo Clinic: "Stasis dermatitis."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 21, 2017

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association: "Stasis Dermatitis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Stasis dermatitis."

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Stasis Dermatitis."

DermNet New Zealand: "Venous eczema."

Mayo Clinic: "Stasis dermatitis."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 21, 2017

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