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High blood pressure (under control with medication for 12 years) COPD
Now COPD can cause heart failure.
THis can result in leg swelling.
echocardiogram of the heart will be helpful.
Kidney failure is another possibility.
This can be checked by the blood tests ( creatinine, BUN).
Another common cause is varicose veins of the legs.
The leg veins may not work well resulting in longe blood pooling in the legs especially during standing or walking resulting in swelling.
Besides looking for the above conditions, following treatment options will help.
First, you need to restrict fluids to 1000 ml or 1500 ml daily.
Follow low sodium diet
Compression stockings ( hose stockings) should be worn during walknig or standing if possible to prevent swelling.
Diuretics like Furosemide tablets can be used to eliminate the excess fluid.
While using diuretics, potassium, magnesium level should be monitored and repleted ( bananas, oranges etc).
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