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is it good to drink sports drinks if you suffer with swelling of the legs

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Gout: The only reason to be given Colchicine is for acute gout which does not have to occur because you drink red wine or eat excess meat. Good Luck

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Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Water and gravity: Our bodies need a large amount of water to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our ti ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
The swelling, edema: in medical terms, is additional extracellular water retained in the tissues. Lots of water intake without matching output will ↑ the edema. Due to gra ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Keep feet up: And decrease salt intake and let your OB look at it to make sure nothing else is going on, often 1 foot can have more edema than the other one.
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Dr. Patrick O'Neill
23 years experience General Surgery
Blood clots: I am very concerned that you may have a blood clot in that leg that is swollen. You need to be seen by a doctor immediately and be examined to determ ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See doctor: You seem to have a complication from the DVT. It would be prudent to contact your doctor. Wish you good health!
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
It should not: Drinking alcohol in moderation should have no impact on the swelling in your ankle. However, use of Tylenol / acetaminophen and drinking alcohol toge ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Asthma plan: An asthma plan including plans for exercise may be developed by your PCP or online by scheduling a Healthtap consultation. The use of Albuterol inhale ... Read More
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