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Bilateral Pedal Edema
Right hip contusion, not bearing wt., tolerates rom, bilateral pedal edema, intermittent low grade fevers?
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 ...Read more
A patient of 65 years has bilateral pedal edema. Everythng is being evaluated. Thyroid n kidney tests n doppler is normal. Tell me further wht to do?
Many possibilities: Some of the most common causes for pedal edema include: excess salt intake, varicose veins, prolonged sitting, certain medications (calcium channel blockers, pioglitazone, steroids). You did not mention if a heart evaluation has been done, as heart failure is also a common cause. Avoiding salt is very important to help decrease pedal edema. ...Read more
Swollen feet.: Pedal edema (swollen feet) has any number of causes: venous disease, obesity, lymph problems, liver disease, kidney disease, or heart disease. High blood pressure often goes hand in had with these conditions. Some medicines (calcium channel blockers, thiazolidinediones, eg) can cause swelling too. ...Read more
2 + Edema: Patients with significant edema (e) have more in the afternoon if they are walking around. This causes them to get up after they go to bed to urinate and is caused by the e fluid going back into the circulation and excreted by the kidneys. Other symptoms are shoes that get tighter in the afternoon as the e fluid settles in the feet. See a doctor to find out why you have it and how you can treat it. ...Read more
Is having pedal edema for a long time harmful? What type of medicines are there foredema caused by lever deasease
Yes: More importantly than the local tissues being stretched out from the swelling is the need to address the reason your swelling is so difficult to get down. Discuss with your md. ...Read more
No: Sorry, doesn't work like that, also that is dangerous if you have underlying heart or circulatory problems ...Read more
Not Sensitivity: Pedal edema can be caused by many things. Some examples are: systemic conditions (one of the most well known is congestive heart failure), lymphedema, venous stasis, gravity when people stand for long periods, water retention from an increase in salt intake and many other causes. If this is affecting you, if is best to start with a visit to you primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
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
It depends: Most heart failure is left heart failure, which is weakness, or inefficient pumping of the left ventricle. This causes back-up initially in the lungs, which will manifest itself as pulmonary congestion, or in more sever cases, pulmonary edema. The high pressure is then transmitted to the right heart, causing abdominal distinction and edema. Pure right heart failure exits, which causes edema. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Dr. Lizarraga makes an extremely important point. There are certainly causes for pedal edema that diuretics (like hctz) won't help. Varicose veins with venous insufficiency and, especially, lymphedema are two of them. Because there are so many causes for foot and ankle swelling, finding out what the real cause is and then successfully treating it can sometimes be quite difficult. ...Read more
No won't work: And you'll dehydrate yourself and make matters worse. ...Read more
Please tell me, could we remedy pedal edema by doing without drinking water, i.E., dehydrating ourselves?
No: That would just cause more issues....Get a more detailed answer ›
Which dihydropyridine CCB is better for controlling Bp and has less side effects including pedal edema (amlodipine or lercanidipine) esp in ElderlyCkD?
Amlodipine tends to cause peripheral/pedal edema fairly regularly.
Lercanidipine has the same effect on BP as amlodipine and has been shown to have less pedal edema.
Both drugs are metabolized by the liver and should be okay for use in an elderly patient with CKD, Lercanidipine may even have protective kidney effects. ...Read more
Hand/pedal edema smoking crystal meth, will resolve after high pressures/vasoactivity are normalized when quit meth? No cardio/renal symptoms now.
Every choice we: Make can leave a footprint in our body and mind. The Good News is that we can reverse many of these. Please start by stopping smoking and see your doctor and tell him/her. Your doc will examine you and monitor you and hopefully you may return to good health. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Tsh >100 despite meds now chest discomfort, ache l shoulder 2 l neck, facial/pedal edema, extreme fatigue changes in affect do I need hospitalization?
My Mother 47 is experiencing petechiae on chest, hypertension systolic140-170 and diastolic 100-120 pedal edema that leaves brusing arms
High BP: Please she needs her BP be controlled ASAP ...Read more
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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