Daily Health Tips: Foot Swelling


Q: Good morning Dr. Ketch.
Hope you are good. May Allah continue to bless you and family and may He continue to increase you in your good works. . . Aameen.

Doc, please I need your help on something that is seriously disturbing. What might be the cause of my 54year-old brother In- Law’s foot being swollen? For something now his feet are swollen, to the extent that if he touches any part of it, it sinks though he feels little or no pain at all and after sometime the sunk in part comes back on its own.

So Doctor what can be done to remedy this, if there’s any? Thanks while I await your response
A: Swelling of the feet and ankles is known as peripheral oedema. This can happen normally towards the end of the day if one has been standing or sitting for long periods of time. And also when one is pregnant and/or has an ankle or foot injury.

There are many causes of foot swelling and they can broadly be divided into those that have to do with kidney problems, those as a result of problems with/blockage of the lymphatic drainage or problems with the circulatory system. Eg

• Kidney failure
• Hormone therapy
• Liver disease
• Clots in the leg (Deep Venous Thrombosis)
• Infection of the legs etc

So, advice him to go to a hospital and see a doctor who will run tests to determuine what is wrong woth him.

Have a great night, y’all 😀

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1 Response to Daily Health Tips: Foot Swelling

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