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I have hypertension and type two diabetes, occassionally, I have modetate swelling in my feet and ankles.Whats the cause?

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine

In brief: Nephropathy

Diabetes damages the kidneys by elevated glucose and dehydration.
Then, excretion of sodium becomes impaired, and volume overload results in the swelling you describe. Diabetic vascular damage also promotes the fluid leakage and peripheral edema.See your doctor for complete evaluation and aggressive dm management.

In brief: Nephropathy

Diabetes damages the kidneys by elevated glucose and dehydration.
Then, excretion of sodium becomes impaired, and volume overload results in the swelling you describe. Diabetic vascular damage also promotes the fluid leakage and peripheral edema.See your doctor for complete evaluation and aggressive dm management.
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