A 65-year-old male asked:
what causes swelling in both ankles. came on suddenly. elevation does not seem to help. i'm 57 good health and very active. 35 lbs overweight
1 doctor answer
Dr. Shahid Rafique answered
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Edema: Edema (swelling) is associated with weight gain. Women are more prone to it and menopausal state makes it worse. Kidney disease, heart disease, thyroid disease, side effects of drugs, varicose veins are all associated with edema. You need a detailed history, physical, urine and blood tests to determine the cause.
Answered on May 5, 2019
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