Suggest treatment for leg cramps and shortness of breath
I understand your concern. The leg swelling is caused by fluid build up. When the vein walls or valves do not work properly, blood is unable to return to the heart and oozes through the walls of the veins into the surrounding tissues causing a swelling. Too much fluid build up can lead to cramping and pain.
The opposite may also be the cause. Leg cramps, which are usually caused by low potassium, low calcium, or dehydration, can squeeze dhe leg veins and prevent the blood from returning to the heart leading to swelling.
I recommend you take your father to a doctor and do blood tests to determine the electrolytes level and an ultrasound of the leg blood vessels.
I hope this answers your question.
If you have any more questions I'd be happy to help.
All the best
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