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Lower Leg Swelling (Definition)

Is it one leg or both? Has there been recent trauma? The definition is enlargement of the lower leg. Could be superficial fluid accumulation or it could edema (swelling) of one or both of the muscles of the lower leg: the gastrecnemious and the soleous muscles. Internet consult not enough, see ...Read more

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I taking pd yet still have swelling in legs and feet is there a treatment?

I taking pd yet still have swelling in legs and feet is there a treatment?

Yes: Swelling of the feet and legs is a symptom which comes on with prolonged sitting/standing, obesity, venous incompetence, heart failure, kidney problems, and persistence of this should prompt you to seek help of a phlebologist. Check out www.Phlebology.Org to find one in your area. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing whenever possible.
Once
Don't wear tight garments
Once
Lose weight if needed
Once
Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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What is the best way to get rid of feet and ankle swelling from edema?

What is the best way to get rid of feet and ankle swelling from edema?

Elevation: While at rest, compression while ambulating, restricting salt from your diet and consideration of a diuretic by your internist. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of foot or ankle swelling from psoriasis?

How should I get rid of foot or ankle swelling from psoriasis?

Elevation of feet/le: Elevation of feet and lower legs on pillows, especially at night while asleep, then applying support hose before getting out of bed in am, to prevent swelling during the day. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Elevate feet
1 Hrs, Daily, forever
Take your blood pressure
2x day
Reduce salt intake in your diet
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Use support stocking if you'll be on your feet for long periods
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Been having a Hard time breathing, feeling like I cant get enough air. Swelling in legs and feet. Have issues with high heart rate and low blood press?

Been having a Hard time breathing, feeling like I cant get enough air. Swelling in legs and feet. Have issues with high heart rate and low blood press?

See a doctor: It is difficult to properly assess your complaints over the internet. You need to see a doctor in person for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Walk
20 Min, 3x day, forever
Elevate legs
20 Min, 3x day, forever
Don't add salt to your food
Once
Get urine tested for protein
2x year
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Burning, no swelling in legs & feet..is progressing. Dr. thinks it's the Amlodipine, but could it be Erythromelalgia?

Burning, no swelling in legs & feet..is progressing. Dr. thinks it's the Amlodipine, but could it be Erythromelalgia?

Must consider: Amlodipine is known to cause burning sensation in legs & feet.Erythromelalgia (EM) is relatively rare, but possible, esp. for your gender & age group.Some simple blood tests can be run to begin ruling out EM.Adjustment of meds may be in order.Further discussion with your doctor is in order. ...Read more

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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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Swelling Of Legs (Definition)

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