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Posted by: Claire | 2013-01-21

Swollen Fingers and Feet

Hi what is the cause of swollen feet and fingers? my dad is 66 years old and has swollen feet and fingers. what could he be suffering from? and should he see a doctor?

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Claire

It is very important that your father consults a doctor, as heart failure/heart pathology, as well as kidney failure can cause swollen extremities. There are other causes, like hypothyroidism, diabetes, electrolyte disturbances etc but it is especially important to test for cardiovascular causes for his swollen hands and feet.

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