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I have on my ankles I have type 2 diabetes could that be the cause. Swelling?

I have on my ankles I have type 2 diabetes could that be the cause. Swelling?

1.EXCESS salt intake: 1.CONSIDER EXCESS SALT INTAKE IE COLD CUTS,,CANNED SOUP ETC. 2. MUST CONSIDER/ RULE OUT CARDIAC FAILURE. 3.CONSIDER CERTAIN BP MEDS AMLODIPINE,SPEFICIALLY IF PT IS TAKLNG 10 MGMS OR MORE, TZDS IE ACTOS (pioglitazone). ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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I have hypertension and type two diabetes, occassionally, I have modetate swelling in my feet and ankles.Whats the cause?

I have hypertension and type two diabetes, occassionally, I have modetate swelling in my feet and ankles.Whats the cause?

Nephropathy: Diabetes damages the kidneys by elevated glucose and dehydration. Then, excretion of sodium becomes impaired, and volume overload results in the swelling you describe. Diabetic vascular damage also promotes the fluid leakage and peripheral edema.See your doctor for complete evaluation and aggressive dm management. ...Read more

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Chronic pain in both ankles, back, neck, knee joint. Father has diabetes and psoriasis. Nsaids/vit. B both help. No swelling/redness. Nerve or psa?

Chronic pain in both ankles, back, neck, knee joint. Father has diabetes and psoriasis. Nsaids/vit. B both help. No swelling/redness. Nerve or psa?

No matter what, do..: No matter what have been happening to you, practice healthy low-risk lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession as the foundation of healthcare and the key to longevity. Besides, bring the feature, degree, and progress of the symptoms with their detailed sequence of event to see doc for analysis, more hx, physicals, and possible tests as needed timely; at least once, that would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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One ankle is 1/4 inch bigger than the other. No swelling just a little fatter. Is this normal? Or do I have something wrong?

One ankle is 1/4 inch bigger than the other. No swelling just a little fatter. Is this normal? Or do I have something wrong?

Right : You are within the limits of normal variance. More than likely this difference has been there for some time. ...Read more

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How do I treat painful swelling joints especially my ankles?

How do I treat painful swelling joints especially my ankles?

First: You find the cause ten you will get treatment. Swelling could be caused by many different things like circulatory problems, to much alcohol or salt and being over weight. ...Read more

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For seven yrs i have had swelling in both cafe ankle area. More on right side sometimes its painful to touch. Dr say im fine?

For seven yrs i have had swelling in both cafe ankle area. More on right side sometimes its painful to touch. Dr say im fine?

The causes...: Can be varied some benign some more serious. Having this for 7 years makes it less likely to be very serious, and yet a cause should be found ...Read more

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Getting swelling in one leg and ankle, with no injury, no pain?

Getting swelling in one leg and ankle, with no injury, no pain?

Injury: One-sided swelling in leg and ankle is usually associated with injury, but a condition called chronic venous insufficiency may also be the cause of it. Try elevating your legs and if the swelling goes down, its more venous than injury. See a podiatrist for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What could the small amount of ankle swelling that is painful to touch be?

What could the small amount of ankle swelling that is painful to touch be?

It's impossible: To give you a diagnosis over the internet. There is an impressive list of things that can cause ankle swelling from fluid retention to a joint inflammation to a blood clot. Some are serious, some are just annoying, some are in-between serious and annoying. Go see your doctor and find out! ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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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