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A 56-year-old male asked:

My father suffering from swelling in legs & already he suffering from high blood pressure . exactly what is that problem ? kidney not work?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
Or CHF: Swelling means fluid retention. However, this may mean kidney weakness or heart weakness or even liver disease. With high blood pressure, it is more likely to be either kidney or heart weakness. Needs to see a doctor for differentiation. Needs to control both fluid and salt intake.
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