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Can high blood preasure an being over weight be the cause of left foot swelling up?

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
Usually: When only one foot is swollen, it's an indication of something wrong with the foot, ankle or lower leg that's swollen. Blood pressure can lead to swelling if untreated, but usually in both feet, not one. Being overweight can make treating whatever is wrong more difficult, but it's not the cause of swelling. I suggest you either consult with your pmd or see a dpm about the swelling. Good luck!
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Yes: Both can be contributing to the swelling. Don't overlook vascular issues in the legs. Get with your PC who may change your meds and order some tests to check lower extremity circulation.

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