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swollen ankles prescription compressed socks What is the

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swollen ankles
prescription compressed socks
What is the reason
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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swollen ankles can be caused by many causes such as poor circulation in the legs

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from diabetes or

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new heart weakness causing congestive heart failure which can back up fluid in the legs and in the lungs (which can cause difficulty breathing)

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or a weak liver which is not making enough blood protein called albumin can cause swelling in the legs.

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the compression stocks are just one way to help squeeze fluid up and out of the legs.

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do you have any history of heart problems?

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or liver weakness or poor circulation in the legs?