Thank you for the quick reply.
The symptoms you have described of progressively swelling of legs & feet over the last few weeks in a 80 year old woman is due to edema feet.The most common cause of edema feet 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.
She need following tests:
-Liver function tests(LFT)
-Kidney function test(KFT)
-Cardiac function test(CFT)
-Complete urine examination.
-Serum albumin & globulin levels.
The root cause is to be find out & then treatment is done according to the cause. Her left eye beating is not related to this & can be due to eye muscle twitching.This gets subside on its own.Need to wait & watch the 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
As she saw her doctors a week ago for high blood pressure,she need to get back to her doctor for above described tests & then treatment will be done accordingly.Till then follow the above measures & give her tab. Ibuprofen 400 mg from the counter. for pain relief. It is available as OTC(over the counter) without prescription & will help you greatly.
Hope this helped.
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