Sweeling off the left leg and feet

Patient

Q: I am a 53 year old male weigh 251 5 foot 7 I have type two diabetes I take two janumet a day 1000mg50 1 mylan-verapamil 1 apo-rosuvastatin 1 apo-amlodipine 10 mg 1 sanddoz candersartan a day 3 teva glyburide a day my left leg below the knee too my toes swells up never really goes down even the soles off both my feet right leg is almost normal

Symptoms:  Sweeling
Doctor

A:   Welcome to Ask The Doctor.
We are here to help you.
Since you are taking Amlodipine, it can be a reason behind the swelling you have got. Amlodipine is known to cause swelling over feet.
However, in a patient who has diabetes and hypertension, following causes should be ruled out in case of Bilateral swelling of foot:
1. Congestive heart failure.
2. Hypothyroidism
3. Proteinuria due to kidney dysfunction.
4. Drugs like Amlodipine causing swelling over feet.
5. Anemia
I would advise you following investigations:
1. Hemogram
2. Kidney function tests
3. Urine for Microalbumin
4. Thyroid profile.
5. ECG, If abnormal ECHO.
If there is any issue found in these investigations, you would be treated accordingly. If all investigations are found normal, you would require to stop Amlodipine. Your anti hypertensive medication would be changed to other class of drug.
I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy.

Related Q&A

Q: My 68 year old father has been diagnosed with an unknown virus. Prior to this diagnosis, he was generally healthy, wi...

Q: Ive been so tired for months now! Out of the blie this morning I tested my fasting blood sugar level and it was 164. ...

Q: When my sugar is low I experience exaggerated movements. Why

Q: When my sugar is low I get exaggerated movements. This has happened 3 times now Why?

Q: Think have diabetes..dont have medical insurance nor a primary physician. Found a lab that will test for diabetes sho...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews