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Can I Help Swollen Ankles By Drinking Extra Water
My dad has severe water retention with swollen ankles and legs. He was just diagnosed with lung cancer. How can he be helped with the endema?
Edema: Severe edema is caused by either liver, cardiac, kidney failure or very low albumin, or lymphatic blockage from tumor or DVT so diagnosing underlying cause and treating that is imp. Diuretics like lasix, (furosemide) leg elevation and ted stockings should help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have weak ankles, most times they are swollen a little. I drink lots of water and have changed my diet. What am I missing? I don't like falling.
Ankle alignment: Most likely you have an alignment issue that can have its origin as far away as the hip. Consider that you may compensating to get your feet flat on the ground. Motions such as pronation may be pushing your ankles to their limit. Some considerations that may help: A simple ankle support or brace. Shoes, custom orthotics etc.. ...Read more
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the foot and ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. Before taking medication for this i would get a diagnosis. I recommend that someone with swelling should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
Diabetes: It is very common to have swollen ankles as a diabetic. Hypertension (high blood pressure) often comes along with diabetes, and the veins can become overloaded with fluid. If the valves in the veins are having trouble pushing blood up the leg and back to the heart, swollen ankles are the result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when someone gets swollen ankles without spraining their ankles; just occurs on its own?
Find the cause 1st: There may be easy treatments for swollen ankles. However, the more important question is why are your ankles swollen. I would recommend that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon if your primary care physician cannot find the cause of the swollen ankles. Find one at aofas.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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