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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Edema (Overview)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water retention. Hope this helps!


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What arrhythmia medications cause edema?

What arrhythmia medications cause edema?

Calcium Blockers: Edema or swelling of the feet may be caused by many things including venous insufficiency, obesity, heart failure and medication. The type of medicines used for rhythm disturbances which cause edema are the calcium channel blockers. The most common is Diltiazem (cardizem, diltia). There are other alternatives to this type of medication and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
3 Doctors shared insights

Edema (Overview)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water retention. Hope this helps!


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How to treat edema at home?

How to treat edema at home?

Edema: It depends on what the edema is from and where it is. Swelling from trauma or injury can be helped by ice and wrapping with an ace-wrap. If it's your legs, then compression stockings can help. Those are just examples, but for your situation, you need to find out what's causing the edema in the first place! Best of luck. ...Read more

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How is pulmonary edema treated in pregnancy?

How is pulmonary edema treated in pregnancy?

In hospital: Pulmonary edema it is a serious medical condition. In pregnancy requires immediate intervention in the hospital. Depending the cause, the treatment differs but most of the time diuretics are used to get rid of the excess fluids in lungs. Yet care should be taken not do drain too much fluid and affect the baby. This is the reason is treated only in hospital under supervision. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for edema?

What is the treatment for edema?

Treat the cause: Edema is swelling of the skin that can be caused by many things. Usually we treat the cause but sometimes we give water pills to decrease it, such as in heart failure. ...Read more

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Help! What are treatments for edema, neuropathy and pain in feet?

Help! What are treatments for edema, neuropathy and pain in feet?

Many possibilities: Edema, neuropathy, and pain can be due to many different reasons. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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How can we cure edema. Have hepc and cirohsis?

How can we cure edema. Have hepc and cirohsis?

No cures: This is a complication of severe liver disease. Support stocking and diuretics can help but you need to speak with the doctor treating your liver disease about the best way to approach the edema. There are no cures short of a liver transplant. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of edema under my foot soles?

How do I get rid of edema under my foot soles?

Elevation: The easiest way to reduce edema is elevation of the area above the level of the heart. If you do not have a known explanation for the edema consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Taking spirolactene for edema in fingers and feet. Condition seems to getting worse. Can the drug cause feeling of increased swelling?

Taking spirolactene for edema in fingers and feet. Condition seems to getting worse. Can the drug cause feeling of increased swelling?

Hand swelling: The drug cannot cause increaed swelling - but your body may be changing.
There may be another source of the swelling that would not be treated by the drug spirolactone. ...Read more

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Which is the best tablets for reducing subcortical bone marrow edema in heel?

I think: Protecting the heel from stress may be more important than taking a tablet. Walking with a came alter boot or even crutches may be a good idea. ...Read more

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Will mcp capsulitis, moderate bone marrow edema at 1st pisiform, mild edema at 1st metacarpal due to contusion/stress reaction, mild distension of 1st cmc joint capsule effect surgery on trigger thumb?

Will mcp capsulitis, moderate bone marrow edema at 1st pisiform, mild edema at 1st metacarpal due to contusion/stress reaction, mild distension of 1st cmc joint capsule effect surgery on trigger thumb?

Possibly: Suggest you talk these details over specifically with your surgeon doing the procedure. You have a right to a full, open, frank discussion without hurry. ...Read more

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How to prevent dependent edema of ankles and feet?

How to prevent dependent edema of ankles and feet?

Use your muscles: The contraction of calf muscles helps to push the blood back up to the heart. So doing calf raises, going for a walk are helpful. Compression socks (like jobst) are also very useful in preventing swelling especially if you have a job where you are standing still for many hours. ...Read more

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Laryngeal edema vs laryngospasm, how do I avoid it and prevent it?

Laryngeal edema vs laryngospasm, how do I avoid it and prevent it?

Reflux prevention: One of the most common reasons why both of these occur is due to reflux. Stomach juice leaving the stomach coming up into the throat can cause swelling and inflammation of the voice box. Sometimes if some of this juice gets onto the vocal chords it can lead to spasm. Avoid acidic foods and drinks and don't eat or drink for three hours before going to bed. ...Read more

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What is it called when pedal edema gets so bad that its hard to walk?

What is it called when pedal edema gets so bad that its hard to walk?

Pedal edema: Edema is the objective finding of excess fluid (either intra or extra cellular) in tissue. This is unrelated to ability to walk. No matter how bad the edema in your feet gets it is still called pedal edema. However, if edema extends up to the level of the abdomen it is known as anasarca. ...Read more

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Can you get severe edema from wheelchair confinement?

Can you get severe edema from wheelchair confinement?

Edema: Yes, your lower extremity venous return can be blocked, inmobilization can cause loss of muscle mass and also incomptence of valves in veins of lower extremities. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get skin swelling off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get skin swelling off and on?

Eval may help: There are many causes of skin swelling and not all are genetic. One condition called hereditary angioedema is a genetic type of swelling that often runs in family. In this condition, swelling occurs without hives. Blood tests can evaluate for this. ...Read more

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What is edema?

Swelling: Various causes such as injury, infection, inflammatory condtions, venous insufficiency and lymphedema are common causes. ...Read more

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What is edema?

Edema: Is SWELLING due to the abnormal accumulation of salt/water in the soft tissue.

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What is tensed edema?

Ck out cause: With your pcp! varicose veins? Too much salt, legs in one position long periods of time (air flight long durations). ...Read more

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How is edema measured?

Edema: The only accurate way to measuse edema is by using a tape measure. Swelling in the legs can be measured in this way however, facial swelling could not. Daily body weight is often used as a crude way to monitor edema that cannot be measured accurately. ...Read more

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How can I manage edema?

Elevate and move: Leg swelling is very common in pregnancy. It can be helped with several things. Elevate your legs whenever possible. Stay well hydrated. Eat healthy. Stretch your legs frequently. Wear comfortable shoes and socks. Some people like the maternity support stockings. ...Read more

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What is soft tissue edema?

What is soft tissue edema?

Anything other than: Anything other than bone is considered to be soft tissue. Usually one sees soft tissue edema or water swelling in the lower extremities especially when you press a finger into the skin, you leave an indent that goes away in a few minutes. ...Read more

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How Long Does Edema Last?

How Long Does Edema Last?

That depends: That varies depending on cause and location. Edema from chronic (long-term) issues such as obesity, heart problems, liver or kidney problems will stay unless the underlying problem is improved. Edema from an injury will gradually improve with healing. From an allergic reaction will improve after treatment or time. New facial, tongue or one-sided leg edema are concerning and warrant treatment. ...Read more

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How can stasis lead to edema?

How can stasis lead to edema?

Retained fluid: Fluid collects in the skin and surrounding soft tissues. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of edema?

What are the symptoms of edema?

Edema: Edema can be a symptom of heart, kidney and/or liver failure, among other causes. It is also a side effect of some medications. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/edema/basics/definition/con-20033037 & http://www. Webmd. Com/heart-disease/heart-failure/edema-overview for more info. ...Read more

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Edema need refill no insuranve?

Healthtap Prime: You could have a consult or concierge visit with one of the physicians on HealthTap Prime. Check out the details on the website. ...Read more

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Possible example of localized edema?

Trauma, infection: Localized edema can occur at the site of trauma or infection. ...Read more

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How can I stop my edema from weeping?

Makes no sense: Edema is the build of fluids in the body or regions thereof. Are you thinking of something else? Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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