Swollen Legs

Swollen legs occur commonly in old adults. It can occur due to injury, build-up of fluid in the body, being inactive, prolonged sitting or standing, and wearing tight socks. It can be a sign of heart disease or acute kidney failure. It can also occur due to pulmonary hypertension, cardiomyopathy, nephrotic syndrome, obesity, and pericarditis. Swollen legs can also occur due to inflammation of legs seen in rheumatoid arthritis, Achilles tendon rupture, burns, cellulitis, and osteoarthritis. It is managed by taking a low-salt diet, giving exercise to the legs often, and wearing support stockings. Keeping legs in a pillow above the heart level helps reduce swelling in the legs, and taking frequent breaks during traveling helps to reduce it.

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I am taking ayurvedic medicines for psoriasis, and I have swelling in my legs. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with psoriasis 15 years ago, I am undergoing treatment. Medications are Patoladi Kashayam before food in the morning, Khadiraristam 40 ml two times, and two Atrisor tablets with it. I also take two Manjishtadi tablets twice a day with Dhanthapala oil application. I ha...  Read Full »


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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Psoriasis lesions look like it is healing gradually, so no need to worry and you are on the right medications. If you have swelling all over the ankles and legs, it may b...  Read Full »

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