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What Can I Eat Or Drink To Reduce Swelling In My Feet Ankles
Unknown cause: You should be evaluated to determine the cause. There is no single or simple answer. ...Read more
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
I'm pregnant and my feet are swollen other than elevating my feet and not eating salt what else can I do to reduce the swelling ?
Many things: Swelling of the feet is called pedal edema. It can be caused by several things including kidney failure, heart failure, liver failure. A blood clot in the legs can also cause this problem but it is usually also associated with pain and redness in the legs. These important medical conditions should be ruled out. If they are not present, then a low sodium diet (2000 mg) diet can help. ...Read more
Depends on cause: General swelling of the lower extremity can be lessened by wearing support or surgical stockings. Elevation when ever possible also can lessen it. But needs to be evaluated by doc as to the why. Swelling can be caused by problems with your heart, circulation, high blood pressure, diet, kidney or liver trouble to name a few causes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more
What would cause my ankles to swell up ever day and ache/hurt. Not preg, obese, diabetic. In evenin i try prop them up. What will prevent it or help?
It seems that the: Swelling is bilateral. Many reasons for it. Check blood levels for liver functions (total protein/albumin) levels; make sure heart, kidney work well, and of course lower weight as all possible reasons for ankle pain and swelling. In conclusion u need to be seen by a doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Some causes of swelling of the legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause my feet and hands to swell to the point my feet don't even look like feet. I am very active and eat a healthy diet. Lots of water.
NSAIDs work well: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids), are a mainstay to help mange inflammation and swelling about the knee. Be sure to seek a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation if the otc strength medications do not work somewhat after a 4-6wek trial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
COMPRESSION STOCKING: Compression stockings at 10-15 mm hg (therapeutic grade) can help control edema during pregnancy. They may not be fun to get on and off, but they will prevent swelling, varicosities, and help with day end fatigue (you won't feel like you've been wearing lead shoes). I hope this helps relieve some discomfort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do to lose weight if I have (pcos), lymph nodes in my stomach that get swollen and hurt and a high level of water retention?
I am a truck driver and my feet swell badly. Is theresomething that i can do to reduce the swelling and numbness?
You are retaining wa: People retain water for simple reasons: not exercising leg muscles and standing or sitting for prolongued periods. Ingestion of two much salt is a common culprit. Certain disease, cardiac, renal, and hepatic are much less common but occur. Legs up is better, but eliminate the cause! ...Read more
What do you suggest if my knees swell and now my ankles on both sides are swelling and I can't walk to good what can be causing this?
See either a : Orthopedist or rheumatologist to be examined.Get a more detailed answer ›
What helps swelling go down in ankles? They ache and swollen up little. Aleve (naproxen) or not? What can I do help prevent it in future?
Symptom relief-exam: Right now, elevate legs and as they can tolerate it do gentle massage and flex movements of feet ankle calf muscles. Avoid salt , caffeine, alcohol and till swelling goes, limit fluids. Get an exam ASAP to discover cause and follow treatment plan. There are many possible causes - find yours. Avoid OTC drugs that warn about water retention. Good luck. ...Read more
Diuretics- H20 pills: Swelling in the feet is usually caused by high blood pressure. See your general physician for evaluation of this condition. The second most common cause are varicose veins that may lead to the swelling or just poor circulation to your feet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tongue Swelling: True tongue swelling should be evaluated urgently as it could represent an underlying allergic reaction. Often the oral mucosa/tongue is effected first in an anaphylactic response particularly to something ingested. Massive tongue swelling can lead to airway blockage which can be an emergency. Best not to ignore this kind of problem if significant. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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