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What Causes Swollen Hands and Feet ?

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Asked by jafar, 18 Feb '13 10:48 pm
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Swelling in the hands and feet can be caused by many different things. It can be as simple as too much salt. There are however more serious cause such as idiopathic edema. Swelling in these areas can be a symptom of heart disease, or problems with the liver or kidneys. Other symptoms are shortness of breath, unexplained weight gain or nausea.....
Answered by Annes, 18 Feb '13 11:07 pm

 
  
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Swollen hands and feet can have a variety of causes. The most common type of swelling is called idiopathic edema. Idiopathic edema is poorly understood, but it is not dangerous. Sometimes it is possible to pinpoint the cause, but often it is not.

Sometimes women suffer from idiopathic edema during certain portions of their menstrual cycle. The problem, however, is not limited to women and not necessarily to a particular time of the month. Swollen hands and feet is often combined with retained sodium. Diuretics rarely have any effect on idiopathic edema.

Swollen hands and feet from idiopathic edema can often be reduced by lying down for several hours and reducing the amount of salt in your diet. Some doctors treat idiopathic edema with ACE inhibitors or progesterone, but this does not consistently treat the condition. There is no health risk associated with this swelling, so rest and reduction of salt seem to be the best treatment.

In some cases, idiopathic edema is so severe t ...more
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 18 Feb '13 10:53 pm

 
  
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Swelling in the hands and feet can be caused by many different things. It can be as simple as too much salt. There are however more serious cause such as idiopathic edema. Swelling in these areas can be a symptom of heart disease, or problems with the liver or kidneys. Other symptoms are shortness of breath, unexplained weight gain or nausea. The swelling can stretch the skin, causing itching and pain.
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 19 Feb '13 02:33 pm

 
  
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