Thank you for quick reply.
The symptoms you have described of having swelling in ankles & feet of your 71 year old friend since she started working three days per week seven hours per day on her feet,this condition is called edema feet.Edema.Ankles, feet and other lower body parts swell and look puffy without pain when the body's tissues retain too much fluid.
The most common cause of edema foot are:Prolonged standing,long journeys,increased age,venous insufficiency,varicose veins,certain medications.Edema foot(swelling in foot) can also be due to heart failure, kidney failure, or liver failure.
As she is in elderly age of 71 years & has recently started working for long hours,this seems to be the most probable cause of her symptoms.
Following will help her greatly:
-A low-salt diet is recommended.
-Avoid excess fluid intake.It usually helps.
-A low dose of a diuretic (water pill) may be prescribed accordingly.
- Elevation of leg & applying ice will relieve your symptoms temporarily.
-Symptomatic treatment is done accordingly.
So bot***** *****ne is that she should avoid prolong standing at work and tests done to rule out any underlying medical condition (as she has not seen her doctor for many years)& then diuretic will be prescribed her accordingly. Most likely her prolonged standing is the cause of this & she should definitely avoid this.
Hope this helped.
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