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What causes swelling ankles, i just turned 60?

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Dr. Robert Kornfeld
42 years experience
Swelling: Most often caused by vein dysfunction. But it is important to rule out other causes such as cardiac, pulmonary or kidney problems.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Many things: High blood pressure, bad valves in the veins, sedentary life style.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
If you have high blood pressure you could develop swollen ankles from a medication used to treat the condition, any member of the family of calcium channel blockers.
Oct 12, 2012
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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