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Why am I retaining water on my legs, ankles and feet, even if I have not eating for the day and some times I get swelling during the night?

Why am I retaining water on my legs, ankles and feet, even if I have not eating for the day and some times I get swelling during the night?

Many reasons: Any chance your pregnant? Do you have varicose veins? Hypertension? And heart problems? Do you take any medications? Do you work? If you do do you stand a lot for work? There are conditins like lymphedema which is purely a leg swelling issue with no relationship to other comorbidities.. ...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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Whats the cause of swelling legs and what's the cure during preganancy?

Whats the cause of swelling legs and what's the cure during preganancy?

P.G. leg swelling: The developing fetus in the uterus is putting pressure on the main blood vessel bringing blood back to the heart.(inferior vena cava). As a result, the blood pools in your legs and the fluid "escapes" into the tissues. Elevate your spirits and your legs during pregnancy as this is temporary and is "cured" by delivery. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Wear support stockings
Daily
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Exercise
30 Min, Daily, forever
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I am getting leg swelling during ovulation and menstruation. BP and BW fine, my dr prescribed lasix. Is this something I just have to live with?

I am getting leg swelling during ovulation and menstruation.  BP and BW fine, my dr prescribed lasix.  Is this something I just have to live with?

Lasix or diet change: If you eat or drink a lot of sodium/salt daily, you can retain more fluids. Try cutting down on salt intake and checking labels for sodium. Drinking more water and walking can be helpful as well. Seeking medical attention if no improvement is wise. Lasix can be a short term fix but not usually necessary unless you have other medical issues. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing aching in my left leg it is often worse during and after my period, there is no swelling bruising of change in colour?

I have been experiencing aching in my left leg it is often worse during and after my period, there is no swelling bruising of change in colour?

Leg Pain and Menses : You might want to read http://www.Ehow.Com/about_5483807_causes-pain-legs-during-menstruation.Html. Thigh and leg pain is not uncommon during the pre menstrual and menstrual phases of your cycle, and as long as the pain seems to be linked to your period, i would not be concerned. Some pms otc drugs you can buy at the pharmacy purport to alleviate this and other pre- menstrual side effects. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Have your iron level checked
Once
Take medication as prescribed
Once
Reduce caffeine intake
Once
Quit smoking
Once
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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

Take a hot bath
once every night
Exercise
daily
Massage
weekly
Avoid caffeine
daily

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