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Causes Of Swollen Feet In The Elderly
If you found an elderly, but otherwise healthy woman dehydrated with swollen feet and kidneys starting to fail, what would you think first?
I have recently been off the medication amlodipline, which has then caused reaction of swollen feet. What should I do?
Water retention?: Though amlodipine is not a diuretic, its effect on systolic blood pressure makes blood flow through the heart more efficient. By stopping it and not using anything else, you may be causing a backup which eventually shows up as water retention and swollen feet. See you physician. ...Read more
How long would you have to be taking a medicine to know if it is the cause for swollen feet/ankles? One side is worse than the other.
Depends: Some medications will cause an immediate same day reaction or allergic response. Others may not cause swelling at all. It depends on the specific medication and your personal medical history. Check in for a follow up with your prescribing doctor or a virtual consult if you are concerned. Best wishes! ...Read more
Gravity: Usually prolonged sitting or standing can cause swollen legs and feet, if it improves in the morning after being supine overnight , i wouldn't worry too much , but still see your doctor, its an early sign of venous disease. If it persists see a doctor asap, it could be a blood clot as well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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