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Retain lots of water. Should I put my feet up or down to reduce swelling ?

Retain lots of water. Should I put my feet up or down to reduce swelling ?

You are retaining wa: People retain water for simple reasons: not exercising leg muscles and standing or sitting for prolongued periods. Ingestion of two much salt is a common culprit. Certain disease, cardiac, renal, and hepatic are much less common but occur. Legs up is better, but eliminate the cause! ...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 in hands and feet. Uti and sunburn on legs, shoulders, back and feet? Can the sunburn cause me to retain water in my hands leg and feet?

Swelling in hands and feet. Uti and sunburn on legs, shoulders, back and feet? Can the sunburn cause me to retain water in my hands leg and feet?

Need to be evaluated: Hand and feet swelling with sunburn symptoms and symptoms of UTI need to be carefully evaluated by a doctor . These could be early indications of auto immune disorders . Your symptoms should be taken into account with further detailed history and exam. ...Read more

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My feet are swelling like crazy the last few days and i drink a lot of water and i'm always active. What's going on?

My feet are swelling like crazy the last few days and i drink a lot of water and i'm always active. What's going on?

Water retention: This may be due to retained fluid, which can be caused by a cardiac or kidney problem, as well as circulatory issues. Best to see your physician for diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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For YEARS, Ive had swelling in my feet & legs. Constant swelling. I drink lots of water, eat healthy, work out. Nothing helps. Is this a health issue?

For YEARS, Ive had swelling in my feet & legs. Constant swelling. I drink lots of water, eat healthy, work out. Nothing helps. Is this a health issue?

The swelling, edema: in medical terms, is additional extracellular water retained in the tissues of your feet & legs. Thus lots of water intake tends to ? the edema. Edema, due to gravity, nearly always greatest in portions of body lowest for hours at a time & moves with prolonged changes in body position. Edema ?es with low albumen, ?ed capillary leakage & ?ed venous pressures due to whatever combination of causes. ...Read more

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How do I reduce foot/leg swelling? Can someone squeeze the water back up the leg?

How do I reduce foot/leg swelling?  Can someone squeeze the water back up the leg?

See a physician: It is important to know why you are having swelling; whether it the result of a local problem, such as an injury or a systemic cause. Also, symptoms and other local signs are also important. In the case of venous insufficiency compression stockings are a first line treatment. Conditions such as lymphedema require other approaches. See your physician for evaluation and appropriate referral. ...Read more

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My mother has severe swelling in her hands and feet. Her doctor diagnosed edema but refused to give her water pills. How can I take down the swelling?

My mother has severe swelling in her hands and feet. Her doctor diagnosed edema but refused to give her water pills. How can I take down the swelling?

Need to know cause: You need to know what is causing the edema in order to treat it. There are some forms of edema known as lymphedema that is very difficult to get rid of. In the legs, elevation is helpful to decreased the swelling. It is best to trust her physician's judgement in this and if you are not satisfied ask for a referral to a specialist or seek another opinion. ...Read more

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One of my sister's feet looks like it retained water and never went down, why is this?

One of my sister's feet looks like it retained water and never went down, why is this?

Fluid: She could have venous stasis. This can happen if the valves of the veins do a poor job of sending the blood up the leg and back to the heart. Usually starts with swelling, and then a red, itchy rash may develop where the skin is stretching (can be around entire ankle, but usually on the inside mostly). Other possibilities are lymphedema, tenosynovitis, or old injury. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Should i stop drinks the normal 2500ml of water if im retaining water and foot are swelling.

Should i stop  drinks the normal 2500ml of water if im retaining water and foot are swelling.

Water retention: Your limiting your water intake is one way to reduce your forming edema, swollen ankles. A better way is to see a cardiologist or a nephorologist to see why you are doing so. You may need to be on diuretics and may need to be evaluated for early congestive heart failure or renal disease. See one of those physicians and get a treatment plan formulated to deal effectively with your problem. ...Read more

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Does putting hot water make foot swelling worse or better?

Does putting hot water make foot swelling worse or better?

Generally worse...: Heat opens up capillaries and other blood vessels which allows more blood to enter the area. This can make swelling worse. www.orthodoc.aaos.org/footankle. ...Read more

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