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Ankles and lower legs swelling

    • 445 posts
    October 4, 2014 8:00:43 AM PDT

    Message from user: my ankles and lower legs are swelling a lot more than they were a week ago, and I am avoiding salt. What can you tell me?

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    • 1957 posts
    October 4, 2014 9:41:33 AM PDT

    Greetings User, 


    You may be interested in going to the doctor to see if you are losing protein by the kidney, if you are having heart trouble. Elevating the feet may help. 


    Please see the photographs. If you have never had the swelling before, you probably would be interestedin going to a doctor. Even if you had this before you might consider going to see the doctor; especially if you are short of breath.


    Meaning short of breath => please go to the Emergency Room. 


    Kind regards,



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    • 1957 posts
    October 4, 2014 9:42:58 AM PDT
    These are a few potential conditions that can cause swelling I the feet in a 40- year old woman who is not* pregnant.
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    • 1957 posts
    October 4, 2014 9:43:24 AM PDT
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    • 1957 posts
    October 4, 2014 9:44:11 AM PDT
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    • 1957 posts
    October 4, 2014 9:45:28 AM PDT

    This is a not a comprehensive list, but some of the things you may be familiar with.

    Please consider keeping me updated.
    Kind regards,