Here are few tips:
- Keep legs elevated. Whenever you sit or sleep keep pillows below leg so that it elevates above heart level. Lying in bed with your legs elevated is the best position to help reduce swelling. It is best to lie on your back.
- Use compression stockings during day time.
- Limit your water intake. Take only 5-6 cups of water in 24 hrs.
- You can use water pills for a week to get rid of swelling only after taking advice from your doctor.