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Why does alcohol make your feet swell?

Why does alcohol make your feet swell?

Alcohol : Causes swelling because it is a vasodialator and gravity pulls it down. Vasodialator is opening of vessel. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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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Do water pills make your feet swell?

Do water pills make your feet swell?

No: "Water" pills are diuretics, meaning they cause your kidneys to extract fluid from your system more than your body would if left alone. They often are used to decrease swelling in the feet/legs. ...Read more

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Can too much vitamin d make your feet swell?

Can too much vitamin d make your feet swell?

Usually not: But if you have other medical issues present (including kidney disease, electrolyte imbalance) you want to rule them out. As a general rule, "self-medicating" with vitamin d3 should be 4000 iu or less daily. If you require more, do it under your doctor's supervision. Talk to your doctor regarding the possible causes of swelling that might affect you. ...Read more

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What it mean when your feet swell when you dangle them?

What it mean when your feet swell when you dangle them?

Venous: The most likely answer is that you have a vein problem. You should probably see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Why is it that my feet swell at night?

Why is it that my feet swell at night?

Swelling: Standing or dependency causes swelling at the end of the day. Elevation and low salt diet may help. ...Read more

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Why do my feet swell when I am sitting down?

Why do my feet swell when I am sitting down?

Swelling = edema: Foot swelling (= pedal edema) occurs when standing or sitting with the feet dangling (not propped up). In these positions, the feet are subject to gravity, which causes fluid retention.
By propping up (elevating) your feet, you would remove the effect of gravity, thus allowing the swelling to improve. As for the causes of swelling, there are many, so finding the cause may help treat the swelling. ...Read more

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My feet swell up sometimes. Should I be worried?

My feet swell up sometimes. Should I be worried?

Depends...: Swelling of both feet (vs. one) is a very common complaint. It is due to fluid retention in the legs and usually is pain free. Feet are the lowest part of the body so they are the first to swell if there is extra intercellular fluid. THere are many causes of this from benign to serious and require a doctor to sort them out. ...Read more

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Why would one of my feet swell and not the other?

Why would one of my feet swell and not the other?

It may be injured: But it is also possible for the left foot and leg to swell due to a normal anatomical finding. ...Read more

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Why do old people's feet swell up and turn black?

Why do old people's feet swell up and turn black?

Swelling with a : Dark discoloration is usually due to venous congestion... The pooling of blood in the feet and lower legs as a result of gravity and incompetent veins. A vascular surgeon would be a good starting point for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your feet swell after doing heroin?

Not Sure: But one thing I am certain of is stay away from heroin! ...Read more

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My feet swell with fluid any time I change in elevation, why?

Altitude effects: Elevation effects all organs of the body. Swelling is a result of imbalance. There are delicate balances of the heart/lung/kidneys which can be easily disturbed when changing altitudes. This is why athletes train at high altitude to perform better at lower altitude levels. You may swell more at either level due to increased stress resulting from changes in cardiac, lung and renal function. ...Read more

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What could make my husbands feet swell and turn reddish purple?

What could make my husbands feet swell and turn reddish purple?

Dependent rubor: Meaning a deep red color when the legs are in a dangling position. Oftentimes, this can be from chronic venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how come feet swell when you have diabetes?

I was just wondering how come feet swell when you have diabetes?

Most common...: Is patient losing protein in urine due to kidneys damaged by diabetes, and reduced protein in blood allows fluid to leak into tissues, gravity dependent, so seen in legs irst. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my feet swell up sometimes should it be a concern?

What do you suggest if my feet swell up sometimes should it be a concern?

Sure it should be: Anything that is not normal should be a concern until one can figure out why. ...Read more

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My son is 12 years old after wearing takkies on most occasions his feet swell?

Simple trial.: The short answer is, have him stop wearing the shoes for a while and see if his feet continue to swell. The long answer is, if they continue to swell even after changing to another style shoe, then have him evaluated. ...Read more

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I am an I'm a diabetic and my feet swell up shod i be xoncernon?

I am an I'm a diabetic and my feet swell up shod i be xoncernon?

Yes: You should visit your doctor right away. Feet sweilling (edema) could be a sign of a heart condition called " heart failure " which it could be a complication of uncontrolled diabetes. ...Read more

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Why do my hands and feet swell?

Why do my hands and feet swell?

A # of things: There are a number of things that can cause this. Electrolyte imbalances or rheumatoid arthritis are two possibilities. Go to your primary care physician to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Legs and feet swell as the day goes on?

Legs and feet swell as the day goes on?

Need evaluation.: Swelling of the legs and feet are common complaints and there can be many causes including medications, venous disease or lymphedema. You should see a vein specialist for a full evaluation. Often times a venous duplex exam and sometimes a CAT scan may be necessary. Sometimes the cause of the swelling cannot be determined. There are many treatments for leg swelling. ...Read more

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Why do my legs and feet swell legs stay swelled?

Why do my legs and feet swell legs stay swelled?

Perhaps : You have varicose veins or perforators/ venous insufficiency. There are many other possibilities and this should be discussed with your medical doctor. ...Read more

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Why do feet swell at night?

Why do feet swell at night?

Many hour on feet: The veins in your legs have valves in them to prevent blood return from back flow. At end of day the fluid could be from the veins essentially being over worked. Lying down help the blood leave the legs to return to the heart. This could be serious — called venous stasis, see primary care doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do feet swell up at night?

Why do feet swell up at night?

Swelling in Feet: As you stand walk and move around during the day gravity pulls blood down and pools in feet and ankles. Compression hose help and elevation at night. ...Read more

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Can your feet swell due to cold?

Can your feet swell due to cold?

Yes: If your circulation is poor you can get swelling in the feet. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your feet swell up?

What does it mean when your feet swell up?

Many things: Some causes are from standing or sitting other causes are systemic diseases. Discuss swelling with your dr. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your feet swell all the time?

Means you: Should see the doctor to find the etiology...As there are many possibilities. ...Read more

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Can shoes make feet swell?

Can shoes make feet swell?

Swelling feet: No, shoes do not make your feet swell.... Although, if your feet are swelling while your in your shoes, it may seem that way. See a specialist and find out why, your feet are swelling. ...Read more

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Why does alcohol make my feet swell up?

Alcohol: Causes dehydration, and with that comes electrolyte imbalances that can cause water retention. Also, chronic alcohol use affects the liver, and liver disease is a common cause for swelling. ...Read more

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Why do my feet swell and I itch all over?

Why do my feet swell and I itch all over?

Can't know: Can't know from that information. There are lots of things that can cause that. What's important for you to know is that itching all over is not normal. If this continues consider seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do my feet swell after an angioplasty?

Why do my feet swell after an angioplasty?

Healing: As the artery is healing, this will temporarily lead to a decrease blood flow to the feet. As the arteries heal and settle back to normal, the swelling will usually resolve. If this persists for many months, call your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do my feet swell when I donate plasma?

Fluid build up: Do you donate plasma often? If you donate plasma (protein-rich) frequently then the protein loss from the body can produce hypoproteinemia (low protein).
In this state an accumulation of fluid in the tissue spaces, especially of lower extremities, can occur which can lead to swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet.
I feel you need a check up by doctor. ...Read more