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Why Do My Hands Swell At Night
I have gained about 10 pounds over the holidays from binging on sweets. I have stopped sweets past month. Hands swell at night? Why? What to do?
Consider salt intake: It is relatively unusual for hands to swell, normally people get swelling in their feet. The extra 10 pounds may contribute to some fluid retention if the heart is not working well. At age 55 it is reasonable to see your doctor regarding this to make sure no other body system is responsible for the fluid retention. ...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
Hands swell at night pain is so terrible last night I also had tightness in my chest today I'm tired could it be flu or a cold coming on?
When I wake up at night I feel my hands swell (ring goes out hard) and after 10 minutes it gets dissipated. Should I worry about swelling or normal?
My hands swell and are tingling all the time when I wake up at night it takes awhile to get the feelings back. I deliver the mail so I use my hands lot?
Carpal Tunnel: Swollen hand at night can be common. As we sleep our hearts pump less so we tend to swell a little. Morning joint stiffness is a common symptom. Performing a job like yours can induce an inflammatory reaction causing more swelling to occur. The swelling builds up in the wrist pinching the median nerve and causes carpal tunnel syndrome. Try night splints or see your hand surgeon. ...Read more
Arthritis: Hi. Several autoimmune arthritis's get worse at night and are worse upon waking, then get better during the course of the day, only to repeat the cycle the next night. These include psoriatic arthritis (do you have psoriasis?) and rheumatoid arthritis. See your doc; you may need a referral to a rheumatologist. Good luck! ...Read more
Why am I getting hand swelling at night, without tingling? It's similar to when I go walking and my hands swell.
Dependent edema: If it is not associated with pain or swollen joints, all you need to do is be more actve with your hands and elevate them. Medications for high blood pressure can do this, as well as some heart medications and even antiinflammatories. Iif it persists or becomes progressive, need to be evaluated for lymphedema. ...Read more
Wear gloves: Please wear gloves o put on powder. ...Read more
Just your hands?: There is a condition called physical or cholinergic urticaria--hives resulting from physical activities, but often else where on body as well, not just hands. They can be quite swollen (as piture here) and at times quite itchy. Exercising in cooler weather lessens it a bit. Swimming is less likely to cause hives in such case. If it is bothering you, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Why do my hands swell and hurt when I'm sleeping and sometimes even when I'm not sleeping? I don't sleep on my hands.
Be seen: There are multiple potential causes in clouding a variety of inflammatory and arthritic causes. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, cellulitis, 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 more
My hands swell and hurt as well as pain in kidneys. I can't close hands and I drop things a lot. What could this be?
Cold Hands.: Your symptoms could be associated with a condition known as "cold hands syndrome". There is a host of other conditions that can be associated with this syndrome. You would do best to consult with either a neurologist or hand specialist. Some major university hospitals even offer clinics that treat this syndrome. ...Read more
That'sASwellQuestion: A lot more than that can happen if you are in bed for two straight weeks. It's important that a nurse tries to get you to move as soon as possible when in the hospital. And if you can't, then to move you (by rolling and changing your positions frequently)and to make sure your body circulation gets optimized, otherwise stagnation sets in and you get swelling, pressure sores and the like. Get moving! ...Read more
The veins in my wife's hands swell and her beats per min is 104 and 0-2 sat is 96 what could cause this?
May be physiologic: We need more information. This may be completely norma. Her physician will evaluate teh vascular syndroem and also the reason the heartbeat is slightly fast. Her O2 sat is fine ...Read more
Besides to much salt what would make my hands swell twice there size every morning it not just fingers its my whole hands. How can I get it to go down?
Position, fluid, heart: The hands have a rich vascular anatomy, and the dependent position can cause venous congestion and swelling. Elevation may help. Your history of kidney stones suggests that you my be dehydrated and need to see a doctor about the best way to improve your fluid and electrolytes as well as define a regimen of hydration. Cardiac and vascular disease can lead to edema. Please see your internist soon. ...Read more
Depends: Many pregnant women get swelling of hands and feet but usually towards the end of the pregnancy. This will sometimes improve some during sleep and then return as they are up for the day. It is not typical to get a rash on the hands, unless the two are not related. There is a type of eczema that is on the hands and has little blisters and very itchy. See provider to correctly diagnose. ...Read more
Joint, soft tissue: There can be a lot of reasons. You could have arthritis issues. You could have neurologic issues such as carpal tunnel. You could have vascular issues. You could have endocrine issues. You need to discuss these and other possibilities with your physician and get the appropriate evaluation ...Read more
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