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How do I reduce swelling in my hands?

How do I reduce swelling in my hands?

Depends on cause: You need to know why your hands are swelling first. Get worked up by your doctor. If there is no medical causes, a mild diuretic and elevation with compression can help. ...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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How can I stop swelling in my hands and feet? Is it from lupus or something bad like that?

How can I stop swelling in my hands and feet?  Is it from lupus or something bad like that?

Not all swelling bad: Swelling in the hands in the morning, or swelling in the feet in the evening is often due to water retention, and is harmless. Avoiding excess salt, and using support hose can help. Persistent swelling that is localized to joints, or associated with redness, warmth, or tenderness may be signs of arthritis. ...Read more

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Hi. I have had severe pain and swelling in my hands for a couple of weeks. It gets worse at night and sometimes extends to my feet and is tingly?

Hi. I have had severe pain and swelling in my hands for a couple of weeks. It gets worse at night and sometimes extends to my feet and is tingly?

Different causes: Your symptoms could be due to any number of things that cause irritation to the affected nerves. This could range from structural issues to simple electrolytes. The most effective way to address this would be to make a list of any other changes that you have noticed around the same time period. This will allow your physician to run tests and see any patterns that are indicative of a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?

How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?

Water, exercise: Swelling in pregnancy is pretty hard to avoid. The increased blood volume and lower blood pressure dilate the distal vessels and they become "leaky". Keeping your blood moving via exercise, drinking lots of water and periodically elevating your hands and feet will help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scleroderma, and would like to know how to rid the swelling in my hands and feet?

What to do if I have scleroderma, and would like to know how to rid the swelling in my hands and feet?

Talk to your dr: Talk to your doctor to see what medication you are a candidate for. Sometimes parrafin wax kits help with the stiffness and pain in the hands. ...Read more

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I have early stage pkd. I have been having swelling in my hands and feet at night. I don't drink a lot of liquids. Is that why I have swelling?

I have early stage pkd. I have been having swelling in my hands and feet at night. I don't drink a lot of liquids. Is that why I have swelling?

HTN & Proteinuria: by the 4th decade of life most of those with PKD will develop HTN +/- proteinuria. This could be the cause of your swelling. Also you must be careful with your salt intake. Have your doctor keep a close watch on your BP and be aggressive in treating it to keep it under control. ...Read more

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Have swelling in my hands calves feet what would cause this? Very painful in the legs

Have swelling in my hands calves feet what would  cause this? Very painful in the legs

As above: Correct diagnoses can't be made without proper evaluation and work up. See u physician. ...Read more