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Why Do My Feet Swell When I Sit
My feet swell when I sit down for abou an hour or more, as do my ankles. Gets worse as the day gies on walking around. Gained weught w babies.
When sitting for extended periods of time. Use ice as well....
It should help. ...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
Swelling = edema:
Foot swelling (= pedal edema) occurs when standing or sitting with the feet dangling (not propped up). In these positions, the feet are subject to gravity, which causes fluid retention.
By propping up (elevating) your feet, you would remove the effect of gravity, thus allowing the swelling to improve. As for the causes of swelling, there are many, so finding the cause may help treat the swelling. ...Read more
Fluid build up:
Do you donate plasma often? If you donate plasma (protein-rich) frequently then the protein loss from the body can produce hypoproteinemia (low protein).
In this state an accumulation of fluid in the tissue spaces, especially of lower extremities, can occur which can lead to swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet.
I feel you need a check up by doctor. ...Read more
Depends...: Swelling of both feet (vs. One) is a very common complaint. It is due to fluid retention in the legs and usually is pain free. Feet are the lowest part of the body so they are the first to swell if there is extra intercellular fluid. THere are many causes of this from benign to serious and require a doctor to sort them out. ...Read more
Altitude effects: Elevation effects all organs of the body. Swelling is a result of imbalance. There are delicate balances of the heart/lung/kidneys which can be easily disturbed when changing altitudes. This is why athletes train at high altitude to perform better at lower altitude levels. You may swell more at either level due to increased stress resulting from changes in cardiac, lung and renal function. ...Read more
Sure it should be: Anything that is not normal should be a concern until one can figure out why. ...Read more
Compression hose: Wearing compression hose that go from your toes to your knees can help to prevent swelling and even help to prevent the formation of vericose veins for people who stand all day at work. You can get them at surgical supply store. Mild to moderate compression strength should be good. ...Read more
Usually: It is caused by difference in air pressure. Plus, most of the time on plane is sitting so gravity will pull excess fluid down. ...Read more
Alcohol can: Function as a vasodilator......Allowing blood vessels to become more engorged and hence more blood flow....Swelling of the feet which area city dependent of or the majority of the feet. ...Read more
I am 65-and after sitting at the computer for 3 or 4 hours my feet swell-up. Usually, I can elevate them at night and the swelling goes away. This last time I am having trouble getting them to go down and keeping them down. Is there anything I can do to h
See your doctor: There can be many reasons for this but need to see doctor for exam and testing to determine why. ...Read more
I am a truck driver and my feet swell badly. Is theresomething that I can do to reduce the swelling and numbness?
I feel so sensitive under my feet. It's like electric shocks. I've used vit B12 for 2 weeks, but it remains. I sometimes have my left feet swell.
B12 wouldn't work in: B12 wouldn't work in two weeks. And if you had defiency neuropathy, you might have paradoxic increased parasthesias as nerves mend. I can't say what your problem is, but unilateral foot swelling is possibly another issue, and certainly unrelated to b12. See a doctor. No harm taking b12! ...Read more
After I sprained both my ankles they haven't been the same. My feet swell and go numb and don't feel good. Why? What can I do?
My hands & feet feel like they're swollen for a week now but they don't look swollen. I've had my feet swell before but never had the feel w/o seeing?
This could be-: -early rheumatoid disease. First see Ur PCP & then get a referral 2 a rheumatologist. ...Read more
The pain has only been since having been pregnant going on two yrs my feet swell my whole body aches and I'm extremely restless at night fell constant?
Needs To Be Checked:
You have had these symptoms for two years and have not consulted any doctor to find out why you have these symptoms
It is about time that you consult your doctor and get comprehensive physical exam and blood tests and if indicated other tests
Make an apt soon ...Read more
Why do the soles of my feet swell get tender sore/hurt even when lying down. I'm currently menstruating but it's happened before. Right foot more swol?
I have congestive heart failure and I have never had swelling of my feet but lately my feet swell a little some afternoons. Is this connected to CHF?
CHF: If you have right sided failure then swelling of your feet can be part of the picture. Some medications can also cause lower extremity swelling. Your doctor can advise you given having more knowledge of your diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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