Swelling of the feet with folk remedies

I am 69 years old. My legs swell, especially the ankle joint. Please tell us why this is happening and what treatment is needed?

E. S. Khromova, etc. The Nerl of the Ivanovo region.

The question is answered by the chief rheumatologist of Nizhny Novgorod Nonna Nikolaevna NADIROVA:

- Swelling may occur for various reasons.

First, it can be associated with varicose veins or chronic venous insufficiency, for example, valvular insufficiency of the veins. Therefore, you must first contact a vascular surgeon.

Secondly, the cause of edema of the legs may bedefeat of some joint: ankle, knee. Because of the sharp inflammatory process in the joint, small venous and lymphatic vessels are squeezed and edemas appear. As only the inflammation passes, 1 edema disappears. Therefore, you should also consult a rheumatologist.

But swelling may appear as a result ofdiseases of the lungs, heart, kidneys, as well as hypothyroidism and liver pathology. The range of possible causes is very wide. In addition to the vascular surgeon and rheumatologist, you need to consult with the therapist.