What causes swollen feet?

1 answer | Last updated: Nov 10, 2016
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What can cause swelling in the feet?


Expert Answers

Jennifer Serafin, N.P. is a registered nurse and geriatric nurse practitioner at the Jewish Homes for the Aged in San Francisco.

Many things can cause swelling of the feet.  This swelling can be mild or extreme, depending on the degree of the problem causing it. 

Common causes of swelling include heart problems (CHF), kidney problems, protein deficiency, or vascular problems. 

The best thing to do is to make a visit with your health care provider to have them assess your swelling to see if it is something to be concerned about, and if anything can be done to help reduce it.