What causes occasional swelling of ankles and hands?

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Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 in Lump
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I've having occasional swelling of my ankles and feet and sometimes hands
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Answered by Dr. Sara Garcia 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Dear XXXXX

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using our service, I will try to give you an advise about your swelling. It could be fluid retention which happens mostly in the lower extremity and goes up to the hands . It is important to control the salt in your diet . Some medications can also give the side effects of swelling, so it is advisable to get a list of your medications and discuss your problem with the doctor. Other reason is osteoarthirtis.
I hope my advise has been useful
Dr.Sara
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Sara Garcia 1 hour later
I hit the wrong button on my profile, I am a 75yr old male
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Answered by Dr. Sara Garcia 43 hours later
Brief Answer:
Dear Mr.XXXX

Detailed Answer:
After reviewing your question, I recommend you to control salt in your diet, elevate your legs while resting and walk for 15-20 minutes daily to improve circulation and lower extremity swealling. In terms of upper extremity, you might have it from arthritis because fluid retention from circulation is unlikel.
Thanks for using our service.
Dr Sara
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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