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What could be the reason for body swelling in 81 year old lady. she has high bp and is diabetic. these levels are recently fluctuating.

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Dr. Tony Maglione
Specializes in Cardiology
Most likely vascular: Body swelling or edema in a patient with hypertension and diabetes is most likely vascular. This means that the patient may have excess fluid due to heart failure or problems with her circulation such as dependent edema. She needs to see a doctor and also have blood work done to see if her kidneys are functioning properly. After the work up, she can be started on the appropriate therapy.

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Last updated Apr 17, 2018

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