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Doctor insights on: Can A Spinal Disk Problem Cause Pedal Edema

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What can cause pooling of blood in are feet (pedal edema)?

What can cause pooling of blood in are feet (pedal edema)?

Many causes...: it can be medications, venous disease, diet, pregnancy, over activities, humidity, heart issues or gravity. many other questions need to be asked and an evaluation needs to be done in order to get an appropriate answer. It may not be a foot condition at all. ...Read more

Spinal Disc (Definition)

Spinal discs are located between the vertebrae (blocks of bone) of the spine (expect the upper 2). They act like shock absorbers and are also important in allowing our spines to be flexible. They have a tough outer rim made of strong fibers and a fleshier shock-absorbing tissue in the center. These "shocks" can wear out with routine life activities, age and injuries. They can ...Read more


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Could you tell me the causes of pitting pedal edema?

Could you tell me the causes of pitting pedal edema?

Many reasons: It could be poor circulation or bad valves in the veins, varicose veins, heart trouble, kidney trouble, hypertention. ...Read more

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Is having pedal edema for a long time harmful? What type of medicines are there foredema caused by lever deasease

Is having pedal edema for a long time harmful? What type of medicines are
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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

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Is pedal edema restult of salt sensitivity?

Is pedal edema restult of salt sensitivity?

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

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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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Difference of pedal edema or ankle swelling?

Difference of pedal edema or ankle swelling?

Local or general: Pedal edema is how doctors refer to swollen feet. Pregnant women often get pedal edema as their pregnancy progresses heart disease circulation problems etc. Ankle get swelling because you have sprain ankle. ...Read more

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What is pedal edema? Why do people get it?

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

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If I get pedal edema will my soles get puffy too?

If I get pedal edema will my soles get puffy too?

Most likely not: The tissues in your soles usually dose not swell much comparing to the rest of the foot. ...Read more

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Can severe pedal edema be associated with smoking?

Can severe pedal edema be associated with smoking?

Ischemia: Smoking causes vasoconstriction of blood vessels and in general is bad for circulation. It can directly or indirectly cause all kinds of circulatory disturbance. Usually, the main concern is ischemia or lack of blood flow though. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Edema (Definition)

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


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