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Why do I feel tight or swollen around my feet and lower legs that seems to be progressing upwards?

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Posted on Sun, 11 Apr 2021
Question: Feet and lower legs feel tight or swollen, but are neither. Sensation has gradually moved to upper legs and now causes some pain. Warm water seems to relieve the pain. This has been a multi-year progresson.
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Skin dryness

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ma'am, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but this sensation could be caused by dry skin.. dry skin could be due to a number of causes, the most common if which is exposure to irritating chemicals such as those included in soaps and shower gels. I would recommend that you use only glycerine based soaps and a natural based moisturizers hourly.. If no improvement occurred then you should check on your thyroid hormonal profile including T3, T4 and TSH to exclude hyperthyroidism which can be manifested by skin dryness. Also you need to check on your vitamin d level to exclude its difficiency as a cause of your symptoms.. I hope you find this helpful..
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Why do I feel tight or swollen around my feet and lower legs that seems to be progressing upwards?

Brief Answer: Skin dryness Detailed Answer: Dear Ma'am, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but this sensation could be caused by dry skin.. dry skin could be due to a number of causes, the most common if which is exposure to irritating chemicals such as those included in soaps and shower gels. I would recommend that you use only glycerine based soaps and a natural based moisturizers hourly.. If no improvement occurred then you should check on your thyroid hormonal profile including T3, T4 and TSH to exclude hyperthyroidism which can be manifested by skin dryness. Also you need to check on your vitamin d level to exclude its difficiency as a cause of your symptoms.. I hope you find this helpful..