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What could be the cause of swelling in both foot and legs in a 70 year old thin person?

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In brief: Venous insufficiency

Damage to the venous system returning blood to the heart from the legs.
Medication can also cause this.

In brief: Venous insufficiency

Damage to the venous system returning blood to the heart from the legs.
Medication can also cause this.
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Leg edemas at 70

Possibilities are: cardiac with congestive heart failure, severe liver disease, kidney disease, bilateral chronic venous insufficiency ( varicose veins), also low Albumin or protein, standing for long periods, increased sodium or sal diet, and others?

In brief: Leg edemas at 70

Possibilities are: cardiac with congestive heart failure, severe liver disease, kidney disease, bilateral chronic venous insufficiency ( varicose veins), also low Albumin or protein, standing for long periods, increased sodium or sal diet, and others?
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Get a physician

If there is swelling in both feet and legs, please see your primary care physician as soon as possible.
If you have a trouble breathing along with swelling in both legs, please go to the nearest emergency room and the er physician will do a complete workup for you.

In brief: Get a physician

If there is swelling in both feet and legs, please see your primary care physician as soon as possible.
If you have a trouble breathing along with swelling in both legs, please go to the nearest emergency room and the er physician will do a complete workup for you.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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