I am on stage 5 Last week I had swollen ankles. and feet. My doctor said that I have dangerously low sodium. He would like me to increase my salt consumption. If I put my feet up, the swelling reduces. If I start walking, the swelling returns. I also have a red rash on my legs.

I am unable to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you provide.  I suggest an examination by your primary care physician (PCP).  Kidney disease can cause this problem and may require dialysis to treat, but this needs to be determined by your nephrologist.

 

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