Edema in legs after lap band fill ?
I got lap band surgery about 2 years ago, and have been very successful with the surgery, almost too successful, i have lost 167 pounds. Because i was a bit thin i got some fluid taken out the other day. A few days after this, i gained about 5 pounds right away, and now i have put on about 20 pounds in a week and both of my legs have severe edema, has anybody has this happen to them?
Edema is caused due to the excessive buildup of fluids. Due to the gravity, the fluids are puddled in legs which often causes to feel uncomfortable. But usually not so serious. Edema is often caused by the extended standing,and sitting at an individual place. But this can be prevented by the following ways:
via mild exercises
Use to walk up and down in a parking area. Repeat this periodically until the situation is overcome.
Use to perform toe raises, when you are not able to move to another place, if you are standing. Raise yourself up and down on your toes, and continue it until you are not able to move.
Pump your feet up and down, if you are seated tightly.like seated on flights.
Elevating your legs
Elevate your legs while sleeping. Put it on a pillow or a folded blanket from the wall.
Roll back and position your whole pelvis on the support now rest your shoulders, and the back of your head on the floor.
Walk your feet on the wall until they become straight. To the floor, and then relaxed
let your legs comfortably against the wall for 5-15 minutes.
Stop the previus position if your legs begin to feel uncomfortable. Bend your knees and walk down you feet, then roll to one side and push yourself up via your hand
the above steps given is as a first-aid, which can be subjected in use, but if you are not getting overcome to your problem, then consult your doctor soon.