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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?

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

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


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How can you cure swollen ankles on a 24hr flight for old people?

How can you cure swollen ankles on a 24hr flight for old people?

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 more

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What causes swollen ankles, when there is no injury involved or plane flight?

What causes swollen ankles, when there is no injury involved or plane flight?

See your Doctor: There are many things that can cause swelling in the ankles. Poor circulation, congestive heart failure, arthritis, kidney problems , to name a few. If the swelling is not going away you should have it checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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What does swollen ankles mean?

What does swollen ankles mean?

Possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, congestive heart failure, excessive salt intake, sitting or standing for long periods, some systemic conditions. Try elevating, see physician. ...Read more

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What can I do for my swollen ankles.?

What can I do for my swollen ankles.?

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 more

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Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs ?

Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs 
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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

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I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

Swollen ankles: Lots of possible causes for swollen ankles. Get checked by your doc to see if anything serious is going on or if its a minor problem. ...Read more

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What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, injury and congestive heart failure are some. See your physician for full evaluation. Yes it may be serious but may also be easily treated. ...Read more

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Can hydroxycut cause swollen ankles?

Unlikely: Unlikely but it is a poor product associated with occasional life threatening side effects. I urge you to stop using it. ...Read more

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How to reduce swollen ankles without using diuretics?

How to reduce swollen ankles without using diuretics?

Elevation: Make sure when you sit that ou elevated your legs causing excess fluid from settling on your ankles. Also you can obtain tight stockings at a medical supply store that can reduce swellign in yoru ankles and legs. ...Read more

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I hav swollen ankles for a long time now. Anything serious?

I hav swollen ankles for a long time now. Anything serious?

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 more

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What can I do if my friend is diabetic and has swollen ankles?

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 more

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What does it mean when someone gets swollen ankles without spraining their ankles; just occurs on its own?

Edema: Not necessarily! check with your pcp and monitor your bp, heart status, meds, diet, lifestyle, etc...... Could be a condition known as lymphedema... ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen ankles ?

RICE: Rest, ice, compress and elevate. However, must find out what is causing the swelling in your ankles first. ...Read more

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Swollen ankles all of a sudden. Is it from being on my feet?

Swollen ankles all of a sudden. Is it from being on my feet?

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

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Prednisone and swollen ankles, is this common?

Prednisone and swollen ankles, is this common?

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 more

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Recurring swollen ankles?

Recurring swollen ankles?

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 more

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more