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Got a lot of swelling in both legs. 6'3', 303lbs,126/76,

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Got a lot of swelling in both legs. 6'3', 303lbs,126/76, 114bpm, 97.8f .Dr said "plus 4' swelling.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling? Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Also Hep C
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

Swelling of legs on both the sides can be associated because of the following reasons;

1) Venous valvular incompetence

2) Obstruction of the lymphatic outflow

3) Dependent edema which can occur because of the prolonged standing or sitting.

4) Congestive heart failure

5) Kidney diseases

6) Protein deficiency

7) Hypothyroidism

8) Anemia

9) Medications

10) Liver disease (with helatitis C, One should get the liver function tests)

Following measures are beneficial in decreasing or resolving the swelling:

1) Avoid prolonged standing or walking for long distances in a single stretch.

2) Whenever you sit; keep your legs elevated on a chair or a sofa or stool.Do not hang the legs, otherwise gravity will increase the swelling.

3) Exercises / physical therapy

a) Lie down straight and raise your leg and feet for 10-20 seconds. Repeat this for ten times (twice a day whole set).

b) When you sit; pull the feet towards you for 10-20 seconds. Repeat it for ten times twice a day.

4) Raise leg end of your bed by 6 inches.

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