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Swollen feet


Self-care measures include losing excess weight, elevating legs above the heart, exercise, and compression stockings. Eating a low-salt diet also may help.

When to seek immediate medical care

See a doctor immediately if:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fever

When to make a doctor's appointment

Make an appointment to see a doctor if:

  • Unexplained and persistent
  • Painful
  • Warm, red, or inflamed
  • History of heart, liver, or kidney disease

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