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Posted on Apr 30, 2017 |

Swollen Feet and Ankles

Swollen Feet and Ankles

Swelling of the feet and ankle refers to accumulation of fluid. The buildup of fluid is not usually painful, unless it is due to an injury. Swelling is often in the lower area of the body. Swelling of the ankle and feet is relatively frequent symptom in most people. In itself it does not represent a disease but rather the symptom of an underlying disease.

Causes:

  • overweight
  • pregnancy
  • preeclampsia (a condition during pregnancy that causes high blood pressure)
  • standing  / sitting for long periods
  • certain blood pressure medications
  • travelling long distances
  • steroids
  • accident / injury
  • surgery

A simple home remedy is to place a pillow below your feet above your heart height, it would help to follow off the excess water accumulated. Maintain healthy weight, reduce salt intake, avoid wearing tight clothes. Avoid sitting for longer time, walk for a minute atlest in every half hour.