Why are my feet swollen?
Swelling of the feet, above 50 years of age is most commonly due to deep vein thrombosis, liver or kidney diseases. In pregnancy it may be a normal finding under some circumstances.
Chronic alcohol intake can cause cirrhosis of the liver and lead to swelling over different parts of the body including the feet. The best way to get this diagnosed is with a liver function test (blood test). ULtrasonography of the liver may also help.
Deep Vein Thrombosis may be the cause of your swollen feet, if it is only on one side. Deep Vein thromboisis affects people in occupations that involve standing for long hours. It may also be seen secondary to other disorders.
Often allergies or insect bites are first noted on the feet, and can cause significant swelling.
Your body may be reacting to a certain drug or medicine. At times these reactions can be very severe and the medicine may have to be stopped immediately.