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Can Being Overweight Cause Ankles To Swell
What causes swelling in both ankles. Came on suddenly. Elevation does not seem to help. I'm 57 good health and very active. 35 lbs overweight
Edema: Edema (swelling) is associated with weight gain. Women are more prone to it and menopausal state makes it worse. Kidney disease, heart disease, thyroid disease, side effects of drugs, varicose veins are all associated with edema. You need a detailed history, physical, urine and blood tests to determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
My feet & ankles swell during the day, when i wake in the morning they are normal. My doctor says I have arthiritis in my ankles and over overweight?
Can overweight cause pain in ankle n lower leg while weightbearing post 11 mnths of severe ankle sprain?Weightbearing activity of 10 minutes causes pain
Loose the weight: Your ankles carry the weight of your body and weight loss would be a great start. ...Read more
I have swelling around the back of the ankles.I have had this for 20 years.no pain or swelling elsewhere.I am overweight but I had it when I was not.
How do I know if my ankles are just naturally fat/puffy or if they are like this for another reason? I'm a small person in general and not overweight
I was sitting in class today and i got up and the back of my ankle hurt like i sprained it but i didnt. I am a fit teenager and not overweight.
Achilles' tendon: It sounds like an achilles' tendon injury. ...Read more
I am 51 yr old woman, overweight. I have pain in both of my knees and my left ankle. The pain is horrible at nite. What sneaker do you suggest?
Address overweight: Overeating of the wrong foods results in obesity associated with ihnflammation. Get rid of all forms of sugar and sweeeteners, diet drinks, candy, desserts, ice cream, cookiesetc. And eat only god made food. You will lose weight and the inflammation will die down. It is ujp to you. There are no short cuts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can being overweight affect the time needed to recover from torn ankle ligament? Been a year now and I still can't run properly, still some pain.
I am extremely overweight but can walk for exercise. I want to build muscle as well. Can i wear ankle/wrist weights during my normal day?
Please see your: Doc for an exam before you create your exercise program. He/she can rule out possible contraindications to what you propose. Exercise is a very healthy thing to do but the right type and amount needs to be considered. The weights may not be necessary. Keep you focus on your health and not the number on the scale. The very best to you. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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