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Swelling in foot and hands. Eaten fermented food. What can be the reason?

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I am XXXXXXX sanghvi,ht-5.1", wt-76 kg, age-48 yrs
I have too much swelling on my foot and hands,this is all of the sudden,I have travelfrom B'lore to Mumbai two days is not due to travelling that I am very sure.What can be the other reason? Few yrs back if I had fermentated items I use to have but then I started taking care of it.So this is not the reason
Posted Sat, 14 Apr 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Gowri Kulkarni 3 hours later

Thank you for posting in your query

Swelling over foot and hand can be due to many reasons. Few of which are,
Weight gain
Hormonal imbalance, Thyroid disorders
Heart disease
Renal disease
Medications like steroids
Allergy or local causes

I would request you to get yourself evaluated by a Physician.

It would be good if you get a few tests done like repeat Thyroid function, Renal function, Complete blood count,Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, LH and FSH, Fasting and post lunch sugar levels.
Get your Blood pressure checked as well.

In the mean time a few suggestions:
1. Reduce salt intake in food
2. Exercise
3. Keep the legs raised with a couple of pillows under the ankle when you sleep

Getting yourself evaluated would help us in finding the right diagnosis for the right treatment

Hope I have answered your query

Please reach out to me if you have any further questions


Dr Gowri

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