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Swollen Foot (Definition)

Just means fluid is collecting in the tissues. When only 1 foot is swollen, it usually means the cause is local (something going on with in the foot), but if both feet are swollen, it usually means your body is retaining fluid, and the only reason it's showing up in the feet is that gravity thing. If you stood on your head all day, ...Read more


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Swollen foot after too much salt. Raise them to reduce swelling?

Swollen foot after too much salt. Raise them to reduce swelling?

Reduce the salt and: Keep them elevated that will help, you have to use some water bills, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have CHF and my feet have never swelled but the other day Feet were swollen and I drank warm lemon water and swelling left. What does this mean?

I have CHF and my feet have never swelled but the other day Feet were swollen and I drank warm lemon water and swelling left. What does this mean?

Magic.: Swelling in feet in general is due to retention or overload of sodium - sodium from salt. Not sure how the lemon water fits in here. If you are 38 with heart failure you really need to sit down with your doc and have a comprehensive understanding of the disease and treatment. Can't rely on lemon water curing you in the future. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to go to the doctor for the swelling? I take 60mg of Lasix and i also take atenolol, spironolactone and k-dur. I am always swollen in my legs, ankles and top of feet. The water pills don't work every day like they should.

How long should I wait to go to the doctor for the swelling? I take 60mg of Lasix and i also take atenolol, spironolactone and k-dur. I am always swollen in my legs, ankles and top of feet. The water pills don't work every day like they should.

There : There is a lot that is not known here. Don't know how long you have been on a trial of the current medication regimen. Don't know how high your blood pressure is running or if you have any congestive heart failure. Would recommend that you call your doctor or his / her medical staff to pose this question. ...Read more

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I have swollen feet and started furix dr there anything I can do even heard that there is good and drink lots of water?

I have swollen feet and started furix dr there anything I can do even heard that there is good and drink lots of water?

No: It's not good to drink lots of water. The furosemide will cause you lose free water and electrolytes (necessary salts) but you'll only be replacing free water - counteracting the medicine and resulting in electrolyte imbalance. Instead, try to eat potassium rich foods - http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/html/appendixb.htm ...Read more

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My mom is age 88, has Parkinson's disease and takes a water pill (hydrochlorot 12.5 mg) she has swollen feet--help ?

My mom is age 88, has Parkinson's disease and takes a water pill
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Swollen feet : You should have her doctor see her to evaluate her edema. She may need a stronger, loop, diuretic such as furosemide. At her age, she probably has chronic kidney disease (ckd) and hydorchlorothiazie (hctz) diuretics are not able to make her kidneys produce adequate amounts of urine to get rid of her swelling. Edema's other causes are a low Albumin or worsening heart failure. ...Read more

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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