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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


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Why do my hands and feet swell up randomly?

Why do my hands and feet swell up randomly?

Not random: There is always a reason for swelling. It seems random to you most likely because you have not discovered what is responsible yet. The usual suspects are diet, salt intake, positional, exercise related, arthritic, vascular disease, cardiac problems.....If you have ruled out the obvious ones then i would suggest seeing your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Hands and feet swell and itch. This is not an allergic reaction so what can I do to cure it?

Hands and feet swell and itch. This is not an allergic reaction so what can I do to cure it?

Need more info: When does it occur ? Is it related to some activity or contact? How do you know it is not "allergic"? ...Read more

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My hands and feet swell when i'm cold, but I don't have raynaud's disease. What else could it be?

My hands and feet swell when i'm cold, but I don't have raynaud's disease. What else could it be?

Circulation: When you are cold, your body will try to direct most of it's heat to your vital organs which include your heart, lungs, intestines, etc. Therefore, it will decrease the blood flow to your feet and hands by temporarily decreasing the blood flow to these areas, thereby creating the swelling in your hands and feet. ...Read more

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Why do my hands and feet swell?

Why do my hands and feet swell?

A # of things: There are a number of things that can cause this. Electrolyte imbalances or rheumatoid arthritis are two possibilities. Go to your primary care physician to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my hands and feet swell only in cold weather?

Why does my hands and feet swell only in cold weather?

Cold hands warmheart: Blood is restricted from hands and feet in cold weather to keep the brain and organs warm. Lack of circulation can predispose to swelling. ...Read more

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How come my hands and feet swell up during the summer or when the weather gets warmer?

How come my hands and feet swell up during the summer or when the weather gets warmer?

Swelling: Swelling like this can be mild fluid retention from salt excess, dietary changes, and if recurrent and mild, is harmless, especially if heart, kidney, lung and medicine side effects are ruled out. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Bluman
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Foot Swelling (Definition)

Foot swelling is a clinical finding in which a person's foot becomes enlarged ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more