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I was wondering what are causes of swollen feet?

I was wondering what are causes of swollen feet?

Many causes but ...: Are both feet swollen? If so, are they about the same? If not, any shortness of breath? Any recent injuries? There's more background info needed and importantly an exam to confirm a diagnosis. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Foot Swelling (Definition)

Foot swelling is a clinical finding in which a person's foot becomes enlarged ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of swollen feet and bloating?

What are the possible causes of swollen feet and bloating?

Circulation problem: This may be due to a circulation problem caused by lymphedema. This may also be due to high blood pressure or kidneys not functioning. Please see your podiatrist or gp to determine what is the cause. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Check your loved one's balance
Once
Remove obstructions that could cause falls
Once
Organize medications
Once
Add railings for support
Once
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Swollen feet is fluid the cause.?

Swollen feet is fluid the cause.?

Yes: The question is why are you retaining it? Options include bad valves in your veins, too much salt intake, possible cardiac or kidney problem, medication side effect etc. Becuase, there are many possible causes, best for a doctor to figure out the one causing your issue. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet?

What causes swollen feet?

Many things: This could be edema, fluid in the soft tissues. That can occur from fluid overload, salt retention, kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease certain medications, etc also joint swelling can do this. There can be many reasons for that. Your evaluation will look at many of these possibilities to help discern why you have he swelling.. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Make sure surroundings are safe and familiar
10 Min, Once, forever
Call the doctor if there is a new change in behavior or level of alertness
5 Min, Once, forever
Make time for stress reduction, relaxation
30 Min, Daily, forever
Call elder abuse hotline for physical, financial or other abuse
15 Min, Once, forever
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What can cause painful, swollen feet in the morning?

What can  cause painful, swollen feet in the morning?

Swollen feet in am: It could be a number of things. I would recommend seeing your doctor, may need blood work to rule out a few things. Swelling is a general symptoms which may be associated with serious problem. ...Read more

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Could swollen feet be fixd and what is the cause?

Could  swollen feet be fixd and what is the cause?

Maybe: The key is to figure out the cause then develope a treatment plan. The usual culprit is high blood pressure or venous valve failure. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Checklist)

Walk slowly when exercising
20 Min, Daily, forever
Help them with chores
Once
Speak slowly in case they can't hear well
Once
Assist when necessary with cooking, bathing, dressing
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Please answer! what would cause swollen feet?

Please answer! what would cause swollen feet?

Swollen feet: Feet can swell from venous or lymphatic outflow obstruction from the legs, from excess fluid in the body, from weak veins with poor flow out from the legs, from too little protein in the blood, from high right heart pressure producing fluid outflow in the legs and other things... ...Read more

Pedal Edema (Definition)

Pedal edema is fluid collection or ...Read more

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