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Weeping edema in legs, wrapped to keep swelling down, congestive heart failure, lost weight, difficulty walking, sodium level. Travel OK?

My mom (79) has weeping edema in her legs and has them wrapped every morning to keep swelling down. She also suffers from congestive heart failure , has lost eighty pounds over the last year (was at 220, now about 140) and has a very hard time walking, so uses a chair a lot. She also has a hard time keeping her sodium level in check. She lives at sea level and is thinking about visiting relatives who live at 5,000 feet. Is this something you would recommend?
Asked On : Thu, 31 May 2012
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Hi,
AS YOUR MOTHER HAVING CONGESTIVE FAILURE AND SEVERE OEDEMA LOWER LIMBS ,SHE NEED TO BE UNDER CARDIOLOGIST'S CARDIOLOGIST'S TREATMENT.
DIURETICS SURELY HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED TO TAKE CARE OF OEDEMA .DIET SHOULD BE SALT RESTRICTED .NO EXTRA SALT TO BE TAKEN .
FOR COOKING PURPOSE LOW SODIUM SALT MAY BE USED .FRUITS AND CUCUMBERS SHOULD BE TAKEN REGULARLY PLEASE FOLLOW ADVICE OF CARDIOLOGIST AND CONTINUE TREATMENT HOPE YOUR MOTHER GETS GOOD RESULT WITH TREATMENT .

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