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What causes swelling in the leg? Too much salt? Thyroid low?

What causes swelling in the leg? Too much salt? Thyroid low?

Both can: Most things can cause leg swelling, including the 2 above in the question. Blood test will answer the thyroid question. ...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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My mom has hypothyroid for 5 yrs and taking thyronom tab with freq checkups. She has very worst right leg swelling, no dr could solve this- need solut?

My mom has hypothyroid for 5 yrs and taking thyronom tab with freq checkups. She has very worst right leg swelling, no dr could solve this- need solut?

DVT?: Has she been checked for a dvt? Is she taking too much salt? Are her lymphatics not draining well? At the least she should get a venous doppler of her leg. Perhaps also check uterus by ultrasound to make sure it is not pressing on a blood vessel. ...Read more

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My mom has hypo thyroid for the last 5 years. She is taking medicines like (thyronom) even then her lower right leg muscles has swelling and tight. ?

My  mom has hypo thyroid for the last  5 years. She is taking medicines like (thyronom) even then her lower right leg muscles has swelling and tight.
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Not thyroid.: If her TSH is normal ( and i suspect it should be since she is taking thyronorm for a long time under the care of a physician) then her thyroid is not responsible for her leg complaints. ...Read more

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I hav hypothyroid frm 6mnths and my periods are irregular and i want to concieve n i hav severe joint pains in legs and fluctuating thyroid ranges

I hav hypothyroid frm 6mnths and my periods are irregular and i want to concieve n i hav  severe joint pains in legs and fluctuating thyroid ranges

You need control: Your symptoms may be related to your thyroid disease you need to be on proper dose of thyroxin with normal thyroid profile which is not that difficult.If you can not control your thyroid condition, consult an endocrinologist before getting pregant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the side effects from a salt load infusion is body swelling, face, legs, ankles , hands. A week later still?

Can you tell me if the side effects from a salt load infusion is body swelling, face, legs, ankles , hands. A week later still?

Yes but: It would have to be several liters/bags if you are/were ill in order to recieve the infusion, then it is more likely that your blood vessels were "leaky" and the fluid seeped out and under your skin. The body usually gets rid of it as you get better. But it could be part of the adrenal problem you seem to be getting tests for. ...Read more

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My question is i've heard epsiom salt baths are great I have restless leg syndrome and a thyroid condition would i benefit from the baths for my legs?

My question is i've heard epsiom salt baths are great I have restless leg syndrome and a thyroid condition would i benefit from the baths for my legs?

It may: You can try it. You still need an evaluation to clarify the thyroid status and see if there is a relationship to your restless legs which also needs an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more