Swelling Of Your Feet And Ankle Can Be A Symptom Of An Underlying Disease

One might experience having swollen feet or ankles and the person who got it will be asking 'How did I get this?' the appearance itself does not represent a disease but rather the symptom of an underlying disease.

There are different kinds of reason or disease that could give you a swollen feet or ankle and those are:

* Injuries

* Infections

* Medications

* Blood clots

* Pregnancy

* Lymphedema

* Disease like congestive heart failure, alcoholism, and liver failure.

* Edema a swelling usually of the legs, feet, and/or hands due to the accumulation of excessive fluid in the tissues.

People who are often standing and sitting are at risk of having a swollen feet or ankle also the diseases mentioned above are also at risk of having swollen feet and ankle.

When people do experience this kind of symptom is usually diagnosed by clinical observation and physical examination to identify underlying causes.

According to medicinenet "Swollen ankles and swollen feet may be prevented in many people by simple methods, but in some individuals, symptom reduction or prevention is dependent on more complex methods related to the underlying cause(s)."

So when you get a swollen feet/ankle and it seems that it won't go away it is best to consult your local doctor so that you can get examinations that can identify what is causing the swelling of your ankle or feet.


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Source: medicinenet

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