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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes swollen knees while on Lasix and low dose Aspirin?

I recently was prescribed some medications for high BP. After a while, a few weeks, my cardiologist changed my meds due to continued high BP. After starting these drugs, I developed a rash indicative of a possible allergic reaction. I also experienced a rapid weight gain of almost 20 lbs, and swelling in my knees ,thighs and scotum. I reported this to my Doc and we set up an office visit. He took me off the drugs with the exception of Lasix and low dose aspirin. I ve since lost 10 lbs and the rash is improving but I still feel some swelling. I felt much better prior to starting the meds. I plan to see my Internist as soon as I can get in. I m 64 work out daily.
Fri, 3 Feb 2017
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There are some medicine which may cause edema and weight gain. This will resolve in some days with lasix. Also, have fluid restriction like water, and water containing foods for some days.
Avoid these medicine next time.
Also, You should have a healthy lifestyle like avoiding fatty, oily and high calorie diet. Have low salt diet and monitor blood pressure regularly thrice a day for one week then once or twice a week. Regular exercises like brisk walking, jogging according your capacity atleast 30 min a day and 5 days a week. Lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits, fish once or twice a week, avoid meat. Avoid smoking and alcohol if any. There shouldn't abdominal fat deposition or obesity. Get your lipid profile and sugars tested once..
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