I am a 78 1/2 year old white female. I had a total hip replacement 12/09/2010 and have had foot and ankle edema since. Within the last few months, I have developed foot and ankle edema in the left foot as well. I do not have any liver or pancreatic disease but just found out that I do have a gallstone. I have no symptoms pertaining to the gallstone. I have Hypothyroidism and am on Levothyroxin 100 mcg Monday through Friday, 50 mcg on Saturday and none on Sunday. I am 5 feet 2 1/2 inches tall and weigh 163 lbs with a big belly. According to a stress test done years ago, I have no heart problems and I am not hypertensive.
What do I need to do besides lose weight??
Barbara M. Moody