The upper part of the foot swells

What diseases cause swelling of the feet above the feet

Why do my legs swell up? Swelling of the legs in the ankle may appear as a result of heart failure, when the heart is not able to "pump" the body's blood volumes. Then the kidneys try to compensate for this shortage, detaining fluid in the body. Because of the stagnation of fluid in the tissues, it accumulates in the lower part of the legs (under the influence of gravity). And the ankles swell.

Edema often occurs due to kidney disease,as well as disorders in the lymphatic system. In addition, edema of the lower part of the legs can arise due to chronic diseases of the respiratory system, varicose veins, thrombophlebitis, endocrine system diseases, leading to a change in the hormonal background in the body.

Women also often have swelling duringmonthly or pregnancy, because the composition and concentration of hormones at this time is greatly changing. As you can see, there are many reasons for this phenomenon. Therefore, you should consult your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment.

Swelling of the feet in the ankles and physiological characteristics of the person

Swelling just above the foot can also occurbecause of excess weight, especially in those cases when a person is forced to stand for a long time. Often, the reason for such edema is a prolonged stay in an uncomfortable position, immobility (for example, during long flights, trips on motor vehicles). If, however, a person uses uncomfortable, tight shoes (a variant - women's shoes with stiletto heels), the risk of edema will increase many times.

Legs above the feet may swell as a resulttaking some medications, especially those containing hormones, as well as steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. To the same side effect, medications are often given to lower blood pressure.

It also happens that the cause of swelling of the ankles is an ordinary tan. This is one of the manifestations of the defensive reaction of the body to ultraviolet irradiation.

To swelling of the legs in the ankletrauma, bites of some insects, for example, mosquitoes. Finally, the cause can be natural age-related changes in the body in older people. In any case, even if you are sure that swelling is not caused by illness, it is better to consult an experienced doctor. Perhaps, in your case, it will be enough to change the regime of the day, food, to remove swelling.