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06 Sep 2007

swollen feet
Last year at the beginning of summer, my feet started to swell. I went for all sorts of tests, sonars,etc but they could not find anything wrong. Even water retension was ruled out. During winter my feet has been fine but now for the past few days it has started again. What could the cause be and how can it be treat. For heaven sakes, its summer..... I wanna wear sandals at least
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01 Jan 0001

Dear CMC
This may be caused by vasodilatation ( the blood vessels that sit out) due to heat if all other medical conditions are ruled out. It can also be caused by a high salt diet, some hormones like contraceptives or hormone replacement, low thyroid hormone levels, not drinking enough Water, varicose veins, low proteien levels in the blood. long periods of standing. Have they checked your liverfunctions and kidneyfunctions with blood tests too?
Dr Bets
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