A 68-year-old male asked:
i have hypertension and type two diabetes, occassionally, i have modetate swelling in my feet and ankles.whats the cause?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Schleimer answered
37 years experience Orthodontics
Complicated: There are physiologic feedback loops of most major glandular systems in the body. This is a very complicated subject, however quickly: hypertension is high blood pressure and can be primary or secondary, overlayed is diabetes. If hypertension is related to high blood volume, such as seen in congestive heart failure you will see swelling or edema in the extremities. See an md asap.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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