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swelling of the feet

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 5, 2006
  • 06:47 AM

I am 64 years old patient on anti-hypertension medication and also on Statins. The other day I flew for about 5 hours (2 1/2 hrs each way) and at the end of the day both my feet had swollen. The swelling got considerably reduced the next day. However, I got my blood tested to rule out kidney and lever (as I am on Statins) implications. All the numbers were within the range. I walk almost every day for about an hour and cover a little over four miles. My doctor told me that it is a problem connected with reduced circulation of blood due to age. The edema is now fully gone.
Any person with such an experience? Would topical applications help?

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  • if it is from poor circulation or decreased cardiac output, then topical is not appropriate. ask your doctor if support hose would help. i don't know what you heart situation is.
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  • my dad has the same problem. nothing topical will help. there are some kind of boots that you can plug in that are massage boots i believe that increase the circulation in your feet and legs. they use them on patients who are bed ridden.
    angelluvbug82 23 Replies
    • December 28, 2006
    • 09:37 PM
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  • almost certainly compression of the femoral arteries due to sitting for so long in the aeroplane.normal. if it was anything sinister it would not have resolved itself so quickly.relax.but talk to the doctor about it anyway. what have you got to lose?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 29, 2006
    • 00:10 AM
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