I have extremely obese legs but a normal body. I've noticed them swelling throughout the day. Its getting problematic for clothes as they fall down at the waist/bottom but are tight around the thighs down to calves. There is less and less definition in the legs from ankle to thigh except my knees which are wider than my calves.
Its getting quite distressing.
I have hypothyroidism but my bloods are within the reference range (still symptomatic but my gp only goes by numbers not symptoms). I don't consume more than 1000 calories a day. Don't smoke or drink alcohol. Don't exercise much due to fatigue but always take the stairs at work and walk everywhere I can.
I don't know what else I can do. Nothing seems to work and it's really affecting my mental health.
I'm in the UK so at the mercy of nhs. Any ideas what could be causing this, any ideas what I could ask my gp to look at? Please help I'm desperate.
Given that the swelling appears to change throughout the day, it may suggest that you have fluid accumulating in the legs rather than just having 'obese legs' per se. There are many different medical causes for this - it deserves further evaluation. I really do recommend that you see your doctor to discuss it!
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