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Diabetic and Hypertensive with swelling of feet

Patient: I have diabetes type 2 and my feet and legs keep swelling up even when I take water pills? why

 

 

Doctor: Swelling of the feet may signify a poor urinary clearance due to diabetic nephropathy or cardiac insufficiency due to hy pertension. I would advise you to consult your doctor for a complete physical examination and blood-work like complete blood count, kidney function tests, blood glucose, electrocardiogram, chest x-ray and and ECHO. Treatment will depend on the cause of the fluid retention.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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