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Swollen Ankles After A Flight
Dad is 60 yrs,has diabetes, cataracts. He has acute dyspnoea over the past week on holiday nd swollen ankles after 8 hr flight please read ECG file?
Pulmonary embolism: Unable to see the EKG file - please attach if available. Major concern in the context of a recent long flight would be a blood clot that had travelled to the lungs. While EKG is helpful in evaluating for a heart attack, it is less often helpful for diagnosing a blood clot. ...Read more
Good Seat and Hose: Consider the use of compression hose and/or socks can help minimize swelling, get an aisle or bulkhead seat to stretch legs, drink water to stay hydrated, and encourage getting up to walk during the flight. Once the flight starts, find out if there's a first class seat available...That can't hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen ankles following tropic vacation and flight home. 2nd day at home they seem to be a little worse. What can cause this?
What the best way to treat extremely swollen ankles (on par with lymphedema) especially after a flight?
Depends on cause: If the swelling resolves overnight, this is most likely due to venous insufficiency. Elastic stockings are best long term remedy. Elevate legs whenever possible. If this persists or if swelling does not improve overnight, get examined by your physician for other possible causes which can be treated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Need more info...: Is ankle swelling bilaterally symmetrical, involving evenly or locally/ regionally? Do you have short of breath? Have you had history of congestive heart failure...? Hotdogs alone at most should just increase salt intake leading to edema in patients with marginal heart function.. So, seek evaluation, confirmation, care, & counseling timely so to relieve current and future worry. Best... ...Read more
Possibly -: Some reasons for chronic swelling ankle are arthritis of the knee or ankle or feet, chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema (abnormal lymphatic drain), congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease and malnutrition -- and the most common of these is chronic venous insufficiency that now can be treated using endovenous laser treatment -- please talk with your doctor about this! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes: It is very common to have swollen ankles as a diabetic. Hypertension (high blood pressure) often comes along with diabetes, and the veins can become overloaded with fluid. If the valves in the veins are having trouble pushing blood up the leg and back to the heart, swollen ankles are the result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when someone gets swollen ankles without spraining their ankles; just occurs on its own?
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Get diagnosed: It could be from "being on your feet". But there are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in this area should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
It depends on dose: Prednisone at moderate to high doses will cause sodium retention and associated fluid retention with ankle swelling as a manifestation. The effect can be seen with low dose Prednisone in patients with other medical problems prone to fluid retention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor visit : Swollen ankles could be due to a multitude of causes ranging from simple pooling of fluid in legs ( dependent edema) to varicose veins to medication side effects to inadequate pumping of the heart. Simple measures you can take are obtaining compression stockings, staying active and avoiding excessive salt however for this problem i would recommend a check up with your primary care doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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