Suggest Remedies For Swelling In The Feet And Ankles
different possible causes
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There are different causes and it would depend on whether one or both ankle/feet are involved.
If only one lower limb is involved, then the possible causes are: (1) trauma (2) infection (3) clot (4) varicose veins in one lower limb (5)arthritis
If both lower limbs are involved then possible causes are: (1) side effect of medication, eg amlodipine , a blood pressure medication can have this effect
(4)varicose veins in both lower limbs
If you have a history of heart or kidney or liver disease, then one of these may be the cause.
If you notice varicose veins in both legs then this is also a possible cause.
To find the exact cause, you would need to be assessed by your doctor. A thorough history and examination would be needed.
If the cause is not clear then blood tests (liver and kidney function) and an ECG (to take a look at the heart), would be needed
There are medications that can help reduce swellling
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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