Anyone can suffer from swollen feet at any time. After a long period of time spent on their feet or in a standing position, tired dogs often suffer from discomfort. Elevating and resting them is a common remedy. An underlying ailment that could be more serious is indicated by swelling (also known as edema). Many things can cause swollen feet. Both Medicalnewstoday.com and Nhs.uk support this publication
1. You stand or sit for hours at a time
A common complaint among those who spend the most of their workdays on their feet is the discomfort of the shoes they are wearing. Standing causes blood flow to your feet to slow because your leg, ankle, and foot muscles do not have an opportunity to contract. Sitting for long periods of time has the same effect as standing for long periods of time. A lack of blood flow causes swollen feet, which makes it difficult to wear shoes. Cross-legged sitting might exacerbate swelling due to the constriction of blood vessels.
2. Kidney disease
Excess water can build in tissues when kidneys are unable to remove it from the body because of illness (one of the main functions of the kidneys). This could be an early warning sign of heart failure, liver disease or kidney illness, therefore it's crucial to discuss this with your doctor. As part of the physical exam that will take place, your heart and lungs will be checked very thoroughly. An electrocardiogram (ECG), X-rays of the chest, and blood tests may be requested by the physician.
To accommodate swollen feet, pregnant ladies should swap their heels for flats. When you're pregnant, your body stores a lot of fluid. Your growing belly can also lead to increased pressure on the arteries in your legs. In addition to loosening the foot and pelvis, the pregnancy hormone relaxin also relaxes the pelvic ligaments, allowing the baby to slide through.
4. You're Overweight
To the long list of health problems associated with being overweight or obese, you can now add swollen feet. When it comes to swollen feet, "the most common reason patients have problems is because they're just too big. They have a lot of fat in their belly, and the fat compresses the circulation in their legs, causing their legs to enlarge. It's like to squeezing a hose."
5. Heart problems
Blood can build up in your legs, ankles, or feet if your heart isn't working as well as it should. Contact your doctor if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing, exhaustion, or a fast heartbeat; these are all signs of heart disease or failure. See a doctor right away if your symptoms are severe.
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