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Increased swelling, puffy face, hands, tiredness, severe lower back pain. Reason, how to get relief?

Over the last few months, I have noticed several unusual symptoms. They are, increased swelling . Like before, if I was up alot, I would see some in my lower legs & feet . Now I notice especially when I wake up, my face & hands lower arms are so very puffy. Also, I have noticed my endurance to just get thru the day has been zapped noticably. Just small things make me exausted. Lastly, my lower back has been hurting so severly sometimes, I cannot stand. Extreme pain on both sides just below my waist on my back. I have alot of other ongoing health issues, but these things have gradually been more & more noticable. From rarely, to occassionally, to daily. Thank u fore your help, I would like to know what s going on.
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
You may have hypothyroidism as all symptoms suggest.
In hypothyroidism, patient may have swelling all over the body with fatigue and weakness.You may have carpel tunnel syndrome at wrist.
You should consult with physician and go for following investigations: Thyroid profile, serum proteins (both albumin and globulin), renal function test, complete blood count, urine routine and microscopy.
You should also go for ECG and chest x ray.
If all investigations are normal then you should go for diuretics therapy.
Get well soon.
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Mayank Bhargava's  Response
Jan 2013
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
You may have hypothyroidism as all symptoms suggest.
In hypothyroidism, patient may have swelling all over the body with fatigue and weakness.You may have carpel tunnel syndrome at wrist.
You should consult with physician and go for following investigations: Thyroid profile, serum proteins (both albumin and globulin), renal function test, complete blood count, urine routine and microscopy.
You should also go for ECG and chest x ray.
If all investigations are normal then you should go for diuretics therapy.
Get well soon.
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
I find this answer helpful
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