Soft bones

When I press my dad's legs so my thumb n fingers impression come on his leg. Simply dent kind of holes happen on his leg but after some time it gets normal. What is that ? N how to cure it ?
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Your history is suggestive of pitting pedal edema...There are 3 main factors causing edema of the legs in your case: - gout arthritis - being overweight - CHF So, it is important to treat these underlying causes in order to reduce edema...if your father is hypertensive and diabetic there is likely chance of congestive heart failure... Consult nearest physician or cardiologist they will do the needful.
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