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My father is in hospital with ten percent heart function and fluid build up in legs and ankles (they are weeping). What can we expect?

My father is in hospital with ten percent heart function and fluid build up in legs and ankles (they are weeping). What can we expect?

EF10%: 10% EF is severe,if properly managed is survivable. Diuresis ,is critical start w/ IV. Dietary adherence to very lo salt diet is essential as is medication compliance Individuals with low EF get defibrillators because they are at higher risk for fatal arrythmias. Check if has blockage as resolution of blockage with stent can improve function, as can unloading the excess fluid. f/u w/doc ...Read more

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What can a person do for fluid build up, in both legs , ankles and feet. it hurts so bad at times. they are so swollen especially in hot weather ?

What can a person do for fluid build up, in both legs , ankles and feet.  it hurts so bad at times.  they are so swollen especially in hot weather ?

Medical check up: Swelling of feet indicates fluid retention. It can be caused by many different conditions.......from varicose veins to Heart, liver or kidney disease. In order to find the cause, you should go see your doctor for a physical exam and some simple blood tests for the start. Later more tests for the affected organ may be necessary in order to make the final diagnosis and proper treatment.. ...Read more

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How can I treat fluid in my ankle?

How can I treat fluid in my ankle?

Use compression stoc: Use compression stockings. Put them on in the morning first thing out of bed. ...Read more

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How can I treat fluid in my ankles?

How can I treat fluid in my ankles?

Elevate & Compress: Typically, one should first get evaluated by a vascular specialist despite your young age.This specialist can perform a simple noninvasive test that can see below the skin and determine if there are any issues with the vessels.They may recommend compression stocking with elevation when at rest (sleeping & sitting).Or they may need to suggest other forms of surgical procedures if they find anything. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have fluid around the ankle?

Is it normal to have fluid around the ankle?

Not normal: Extra fluid in any part of the body signals something is wrong. Could be systemic disease (arthritis, kidney, heart, circulation) or could be from injury/wear and tear arthritis. See a podiatrist or pcp first. Either may be able to help or may know which other specialist could help. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid on the ankles ?

Many causes: If it is peripheral edema the causes include an underlying medical reason- hypothyroidism, venous stasis/insufficiency, heart disease, excess sodium intake, diabetes, or caused by medication. If it is arising from the ankle joints think arthritis. In either case, see your doctor to get at the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat trapped fluid in my ankle?

What can I do to treat trapped fluid in my ankle?

Water falls...: Since it's only in one ankle, it's either trauma induced or something else is going on further up the leg, causing an impeded venous return. Either way, begin by elevating the foot higher than your heart. To remove all doubt, consult with a primary care physician, either your own or consult one at Healthtap. ...Read more

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What should I do about swollen ankle and extra fluid?

Compression stocking: Use of compression stockings applied first thing in the am will help reduce edema in the feet and legs. ...Read more

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I have been taking triameterne, but had side effects, lookin for a good duretics for fluid in ankles ?

I have been taking triameterne, but had side effects, lookin for a good duretics for fluid in ankles ?

Lasix (furosemide): Lasix or furosemide is usually very effective. Of course, it is important to address the underlying cause of the ankle fluid. Things to consider - high blood pressure, salt intake, obesity, sleep apnea, heart disease. ...Read more

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I have constant fluid on both ankles and when I don't my heels become very pain full. Is it cause to worry?

I have constant fluid on both ankles and when I don't my heels become very pain full. Is it cause to worry?

Ankle swelling: The most common reasong for both ankles to swell in adults is the lower leg veins are not getting blood back to the heart very well. This causes fluid, to ooze out of the veins into the surrounding soft tissues. Supportive hose can be helpful. If the swelling is inside both ankle joints, and not the surrounding soft tissues, the causes are quite different. Your primary care physician can help. ...Read more