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My father is 80. His feet and ankles swell up and pretty…

My father is 80. His...
My father is 80. His feet and ankles swell up and pretty much stay like that now. They also turn a light shade of red. They get worse during the day, but look a lot better when he wakes up in the morning. Any idea?
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Associated pain, tenderness in the affected area?

Any medical history of Diabetes, Hypertension, etc?

Is he taking any medications?

Since how long have you been suffering from?

Any recent investigations or blood work?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It’s been several months on and off a little worse and a little better.
Congestive heart failure. A little tenderness. He is on blood thinner(xerelto).

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.

Thanks for all these additional information.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe, his symptoms are associated peripheral venous insufficiency.

And he should elevate and do gentle stretching or exercise of his legs most of the time.

Limit his salt intake.

Hydrate himself with plenty of fluids.

If his redness, tenderness is getting worse then color doppler study of lower limbs can be advised.

Otherwise, at his old age, some swelling is not worrisome if his blood pressure, pulse and other vitals are fine.

His PTI- INR should be checked while taking Xarelto.

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