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Doctor insights on: Swollen Legs In Obese People

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I am 52 black female who is obese I have the following wrong swollen legs I am incontient lower back problems can't raised legs to get in out of car ?

I am 52 black female who is obese I have the following wrong swollen legs I am incontient  lower back problems can't raised legs to get in out of car
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If you haven't: sought medical care for these symptoms yet - it is important to do so. The obesity may be impacting other symptoms. Recommend you start with comprehensive medical evaluation & discuss weight loss program with your physician. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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What do swollen vians in your leg mean?

What do swollen vians in your leg mean?

Varicose vein: A swollen vein in the leg may mean a varicose vein where due to reflux of flow the veins get dilated over time. The vein may also be obstructed from a blood clot and if painful, may represent thrombophlebtis. Please consult your doctor to sort out the differences. ...Read more

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Leg swollen and hard as a rock when touched?

Leg swollen and hard as a rock when touched?

Go to the ER: There is a very dangerous risk here of a deep vein thrombosis that could be life threatening. Please go to the nearest er. ...Read more

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How is a swollen leg treated?

How is a swollen leg treated?

Check it out: A swollen leg may be anything from trauma and infection to blood clots, heart failure, lymphedema etc. Just check it out. ...Read more

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What should you do for a swollen leg?

What should you do for a swollen leg?

See your PCP: It should be evaluated and diagnosed since there are some serious conditions which can cause this. In the meantime elevate the leg and apply warm wet compresses if it is painful. Don't postpone evaluation! this is an important sign. ...Read more

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Leg and feet swollen and turnin black?

Swelling: Some additional info is needed such as pulses , skin temperature , pain etc. Seek a physician so this can be evaluated asap. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Leg and feet swollen and turnin black?

See physician: This sounds like emergency. Better see physician to make sure blood supply to legs is not compromised. If ischemia or lack of blood supply, could possibly lose portion of extremities. ...Read more

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Why has my leg swollen after spraining my ankle?

Why has my leg swollen after spraining my ankle?

Get an x-ray: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. ...Read more

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What is it if I have red swollen bumps on my leg?

Numerous: There can be a number of causes so you should see your doctor so he can examine you and diagnose the lumps. ...Read more