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A 52-year-old male asked:

What is cause of my ankles swelling?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Many things: Swelling can brpe due to hypertension, salt, alcohol, poor circulation, injury and many moe. Check with your doctor.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills.

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A 44-year-old female asked:

Can walking are sitting cause ankles swelling?

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Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Ankle swelling can be found after prolong sitting with feet dangling like in long flight, car drive but mostly it is the result of medication, pregnancy or underlying disease. Postural swelling can be managed with elevating feet, cutting back on salt and wearing compression stockings of 25 mm hg. Hope it helps .

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