health conditions


Question by  drewdrops (125)

What is the main cause of swollen feet and legs?

My mother has been experiencing swollen feet and legs.


Answer by  DrMom (854)

Swollen feet and legs can be indicative of congestive heart failure. It is important that you have this investigated medically as it can be very complicated and dangerous.


Answer by  davondab (107)

One of the leading causes of swelling is water retention. Another reason for swelling can be some form of injury to to surrounding tissues.


Answer by  Daman (42)

Water retention; when the body does not eliminate water as it should, a condition usually resulting from hormonal imbalances or when the salt concentration of the blood is higher than normal, water is retained in the body and not eliminated. The excess water is taken up by the cells and results to bloated or swollen tissues.


Answer by  kungfukid (1241)

Eating too much salt and sodium causes swelling in feet legs and body, reduce salt and increase black pepper to substitute for taste

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