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Swollen Feet: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Prevention

What are Swollen Feet?

Swollen Feet is a condition where the muscles in the feet have an excessive build-up of fluid. Gravity pulls the fluids to your feet and ankles, causing them to swell.

What causes Swollen Feet?

Swelling can be caused by a serious condition of the kidney, heart, liver or blood vessels. Some other causes of swelling are:

  • Eating a poor diet high in salt and carbohydrates.
  • Taking birth control or hormone replacement therapy pills.
  • Pregnancy.
  • PMS.
  • Sodium retention. 
  • Muscle injury. 
  • Varicose veins.
  • History of phlebitis. 
  • Allergic reactions.
  • Neuromuscular disorders.

Treatment and prevention of Swollen Feet

Treatment of Swollen Feet/Swollen foot will depend on the cause of the swelling. 

  • Cut back on salt.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Put your feet up Lying on your back, rest your feet at least 12 inches above the level of your heart for 10 to 15 minutes, three or four times a day. 
  • Use support stockings.
  • Exercise regularly. 
  • Avoid standing in place for long period of time. 
  • Avoid long periods of sitting.
  • Lose excess weight.

This information is for guidance only. If you are in doubt at all, please consult your nearest health professional.