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Good Afternoon, I have tight ankles and

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Good Afternoon,
I have tight ankles and some fluid retention mainly in the waist to knee area. My doctor advised that it was varicose veins, but after paying for laser treatment there is little improvement. Can homeopathy help?
Thank-you,
Kevin
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Hi Kevin.
Thanks for this question
There is no evidence that homeopathy can help
But there are some medical treatments that can.
For one, compression stockings are critical. They are essential in this problem.
Also, low salt diet and weight loss. Do you need to lose weight?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a low salt diet already and do not need to lose weight. Your advice is not helpful.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry. Have you tried diuretics or compression socks?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have used compression socks, they are dreadful. Why should I need diuretics?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
You are retaining fluid