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it seems that sometimes my calves swell at the end of the

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it seems that sometimes my calves swell at the end of the day
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 6 years ago.

Dr B :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

JACUSTOMER-zt2fd55t- :

ok

Dr B :

Do you have any medical conditions or take any medication?

JACUSTOMER-zt2fd55t- :

just take pain medication for sinus sometimes and use medications for heartburn

Dr B :

Any shortness of breath, coughing or difficulty in breathing?

JACUSTOMER-zt2fd55t- :

no coughing. Have suffered shortness of breath at times due to anxiety

Dr B :

Both calves swell?

JACUSTOMER-zt2fd55t- :

yes

Dr B :

Is there any redness?

JACUSTOMER-zt2fd55t- :

no

Dr B :

Do your ankles swell too?

JACUSTOMER-zt2fd55t- :

no

JACUSTOMER-zt2fd55t- :

they are always fine in morning

Dr B :

I see, this may be a sign of heart insufficiency or kidney insufficiency

JACUSTOMER-zt2fd55t- :

have had kidney stones in past

JACUSTOMER-zt2fd55t- :

do not always drink alot of water or fluids during day

Dr B :

Honestly, it is more likely to be from heart insufficiency. You need a complete evaluation by your doctor, as well as an echocardiogram to evaluate your heart. You will also need a basic metabolic profile to evaluate your kidneys

JACUSTOMER-zt2fd55t- :

ok thank you told my doctor about it about a year ago but he did not check out anything

JACUSTOMER-zt2fd55t- :

would being overweight be part of the problem

Dr B :

Being overweight may be part of it, but not the main factor

JACUSTOMER-zt2fd55t- :

could it be caused by too much sodium, in food

Dr B :

Too much sodium in food can be causing it, because it may lead to high blood pressure which may cause heart failure

JACUSTOMER-zt2fd55t- :

ok thank you

Dr B :

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