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Weak heart but otherwise healthy. Why do I get swelling in my legs and bottom? 66

Weak heart but otherwise healthy. Why do I get swelling in my legs and bottom? 66

Weak heart & swellin: If you know that you have a "weak heart", i presume you mean that you have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Swelling is one of the most common symptoms of this condition. It can usually be adequately treated by finding the proper dose of a potent diuretic like Furosemide (lasix). Consult your doctor. It would not be a good or safe idea to manage diuretics on your own. ...Read more

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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Very sedentary with depression. Now weak legs. How best to strengthen the legs please. Will I get heart failure from lack of exercise?

Very sedentary with depression. Now weak legs.  How best to strengthen the legs please.  Will I get heart failure from lack of exercise?

Sedentary: You need to get up and get moving. Start walking daily even if its in 5min increments and boost to a total of 1hour steady walking daily....minimum. If you stay sedentary there are certainly health issues from that and there are many pluses to the exercise. Less depression is one of the big benefits of exercise. ...Read more

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I do have swelling in my legs and feet why doese it fell like things are cawiig on me I do have corney heart diease I am on meds to

I do have swelling in my legs and feet why doese it fell like things are cawiig on me I do have corney  heart diease I am on meds to

Many possibilities: The feeling of bugs crawling on your skin can be caused by a variety of different conditions some of which including peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, vitamin B12 deficiency, Morgellons disease and side effects to medications. Discuss it with you physician and have them help you determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing swelling in my legs and feet.My feet are turning purple and I have no pulse in my right foot. I am a type 1 diabetic with a history of c.H.F. , hypertention, high colesterol , I have been experiencing heart palpatations for the pa

I have been experiencing swelling in my legs and feet.My feet are turning purple and I have no pulse in my right foot. I am a type 1 diabetic with a history of c.H.F. , hypertention, high colesterol , I have been experiencing heart palpatations for the pa

Your : Your combination of problems (diabetes mellitus, chf, swollen pulseless foot) is very concerning. You have a high risk of having a critical obstruction of an artery to your leg. It is important for you go to the emergency room for evaluation to make sure you do not have blocked arteries about your heart or your leg. There is a real risk of developing a heart attack or losing your leg. Do not delay. Go to the er or call 911. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if heart failure, legs swelling. But only when active?

What to do if heart failure, legs swelling. But only when active?

Heart failure: This may mean your heart failure is not under good control. Your medications may need to be adjusted. Talk to your provider. ...Read more