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Foot swelling, dizzy spells? Why is this happening?

I m a 29 year old male, 5 6 at 180 pounds. I live a pretty active lifestyle, but still am overweight . On a recent trip to Hawaii my right foot was swelling up pretty badly. I thought this was because I was wearing sandals and my feet were just getting tired, but my left foot was feeling as tired as my right foot, nor swelling. Today, the day after I flew back home, I have been having random dizzy spells. My foot isn t really swollen anymore, but if I go for any prolonged walking my foot begins to ache and swell again. So why is my foot swelling and why am I having these dizzy spells? The right leg has osgood schlatter disease. No previous health problems like heart problems or hypertension or the likes.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Hi there
Thanks for your query

Swelling in the feet happens when the fluid accumulates in the legs due to impaired physiological regulation of fluids in the body.

Swollen feet can be caused by many conditions, including being overweight, increased age, prolonged walking, swelling of the veins of the legs that cannot properly pump blood back to the heart, infection of the leg and blood clot in the leg. It can also be caused by medications, kidney failure, liver failure and heart failure.

In your case, obesity along with prolonged standing or walking is playing the main role in causing swelling of feet. Though it is important to rule out other conditions as well. Thus it is important to do a physical examination and investigations to pick up a specific diagnosis.

Things that you can try at home are to raise your legs above heart level while lying down, wear compression stockings, avoid wearing tight clothes around your thighs, lose weight, follow a low salt diet.

Hope I addressed your concerns
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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