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milk can cause increased inflammation in joints and worse pain in joints
chocolate can cause swelling in some patients.
some patients can develop new reactions to milk and chocolate later in life
some people can become lactose intolerant later in life and milk can cause diarrhea
you should see your doctor to get blood test to check your liver and albumin and kidney function levels and get your heart checked as well.
weakness of the heart and heart failure can cause fluid collections in your legs and more fluid and liquids in your diet can cause edema as well
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