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    Sunil Kumar

    You’ve spent the entire day on (or off) your feet.

    You can wind up with achy, uncomfortable, and yes, swollen feet whether your job keeps you on your toes or you’ve been running around all day doing errands.

    In contrast, if you’ve started a new work where you’ll be sitting most of the time, or if you’re laid up due to an accident or mobility issues, and your legs are just hanging straight down all day, you may develop dependent edoema, or swelling caused by gravity.

    You’re taking in too much salt.

    Who doesn’t enjoy a generous sprinkling of truffle salt over their fries? When you consume too much salt, however, your body retains water, resulting in puffiness and swelling.

    You’ve sustained an injury.

    While fluid retention and vascular problems are the most prevalent causes of swelling, you could also be suffering from inflammation caused by a fracture or tendonitis—one way to tell the difference is that these injuries hurt! All of that extra blood and fluid is aiding in the healing of your foot.

    There’s a baby on board.

    As their feet swell, most expecting mothers realise that they need to trade in their heels for comfortable flats.
    To begin with, throughout pregnancy, your body stores extra fluid.
    Your expanding tummy puts more pressure on your pelvic floor, which puts greater pressure on your leg blood vessels.

    It could also be a nice side effect of PMS.

    Hormonal changes throughout your menstrual cycle might make you feel irritable and crampy, but they can also cause you to retain fluids a week or two before your period, resulting in swollen hands and feet.

    It could be a medication adverse effect.

    Getting a new prescription? Some medications, such as oral contraceptives, steroids, calcium channel blockers (a type of blood pressure medication), antidepressants (particularly tricyclics and MAO inhibitors), and diabetes medications, can cause you to retain water, resulting in swollen feet.

    You have varicose veins.

    “Varicose veins can affect persons as young as their 20s and 30s,” explains Dr. Tonnessen. This syndrome occurs when the veins in the legs weaken and lose flexibility over time.When the valves in the veins that help pump blood back toward the heart get clogged, blood pools, resulting in the telltale elevated blue and red veins on your legs as well as swelling in your feet and ankles.

    It’s possible that a blood clot has formed.

    On the more dangerous side, abrupt swelling of the leg, especially if it’s only one leg, can indicate the presence of a blood clot deep inside the tissue, a condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

    It’s a sign that you should see your doctor right away.

    Consult your doctor if your swelling persists and is accompanied by additional symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, or pressure in the chest or belly.
    It could be a symptom of a heart, renal, or liver problem.
    It could indicate that a mass in your abdomen is pressing down on your lymphatics, creating swelling.

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