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The ankle swelling can be caused by the leaky leg veins most commonly.
Also blood clot in the leg veins also can cause swelling.
Certain medications also can cause ankle swelling.
Leaky valve means you have moderate to severe varicose veins.Doppler ultrasound should be ordered to rule out blood clots in the leg veins. Now, other causes like kidney disease, heart problem and liver disease also should be ruled out as possible causes of leg swelling. If these conditions are ruled out, then your symptoms are purely varicose veins related. You should consider wearing compression stockings during daytime to prevent swelling. Compression stockings can be prescribed by your doctor and available in medical equipment stores. Low dose diuretic like Furosemide ( Lasix) 20 to 40 mg daily can be used to reduce leg swelling. Fopllow a low sodium diet and restric fluid intake to 1500 ml daily or less. There is a natural supplement called Horse chestnut extract. This can be used 300 mg twice daily to treat your condition.
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