• sonya bunch sonya bunch
    March 22, 2014
    Leg swelling and diabetes
    sonya bunch sonya bunch
    March 22, 2014

    My ankles and lower legs swell, and when I press on the leg above the ankle with two fingers, it stays indented for 30-45 seconds. My hands also swell now. What is this a sign of?

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  • Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 15, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 15, 2014
    Hi there, Sonya -   The community member above is correct - this is called edema and it can be a sign of serious health issues. Many conditions can contribute to it: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and kidney disease are just a few. It can also be something as benign as too much sitting and too little exercise. It's important, though, to tell your doctor about this kind of symptom immediately so that he or she can decide the cause and treat it appropriately.   I hope you're found the cause!  Here are some links that you might find useful on some of these conditions: Symptoms of High Blood Pressure and Hypertension Kidney Disease - Overview To Exercise or Not to Exercise?   Best of luck!

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  • recon256 March 28, 2014
    recon256
    March 28, 2014

    It's called Edema and it's serious it is fluid that is building up in your body. talk with your Dr. mine put me on Flourosimide it keeps the fluids down. But they need to see why it is happening , don't take it lightly.  

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