Extreme Leg Swelling
Posted 15 December 2006 - 05:00 PM
Thanks in advance.
Posted 15 December 2006 - 07:26 PM
Gluten Free - August 15, 2004
"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien
Posted 16 December 2006 - 02:36 AM
Posted 31 January 2008 - 06:23 AM
My mom has had Celiac disease for about 40 years. One of the symptoms she had had is swelling in the legs. The most important thing is to make sure you get a sono gram or MRI to determine you don't have any blood clots. That was the first thing we did.
I'm not sure where you're located but there is a top doctor in this field at Columbia University/Celiac Center. Dr. Green - leader in this field- Also a Doctor Lee. A little tough getting appointments but you can't get any better.
We are meeting with Dr. Lee next month to see why my mom has leg swelling - even more so in the past year.
What you need to do is try different things - like we did--- stick to gluten free diet for 1 week--- and then you can tell if this is what affected the swelling.
Anything else--- Call Columbia - Dr. Green's Office ---
Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:09 AM
One thing to remember though, is that it can take time, so don't expect total recovery in a week. Some of us still struggle after years, myself included. Still, I'd like to think that the swelling should subside once your body is clear of the things which bother it, and if gluten is the only no-no, consider yourself extremely fortunate.
Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:47 AM
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