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Posted by: again | 2009-01-30

swollen feet/ankles again

I went to the Doctor last week for swollen feet/ankles and he said it was just retained water and gave me water tablets. They sure did work and the next day I had the skinniest feet ever. Now one week later again and my feet are swelling up again. Please tell me what is water retention and how does it happen, I have never had this before and I sure do hope it GOES AWAY. I dont want to take water tablets for the rest of my life.

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Water retention is most likely associated with age, as our blood flow from our lower limbs decrease and in such a way fluid accumulates under the skin of the feet, ankles and lower legs. Please refer to the following link for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripheral_edema

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Dr Anrich Burger

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