A 72-year-old male asked:
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me,72 yr old male, history of 3 m i 's, recent lge weight gain. daily heart meds toprol, candesartan , iso mono, use nitro regularly . leg muscles now lumpy at ankles under skin (swollen) & numb at rest but wear diabetic socks. any danger with it?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
About weight changes: It's more reassuring to hear a person in his 70's say, "I'm average weight and been the same weight the last 20 years." On the other hand, a person who was at normal weight who then says, "I've recently gained a lot of weight" or "I've recently lost a lot of weight" sounds dangerous from a health perspective. Normal adults should not have rapid weight changes. One's doctor can evaluate and treat.
Answered on Sep 3, 2019

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