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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Brawny Edema

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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What are some possible causes of edema?

What are some possible causes of edema?

Several causes: Edema is fluid in one's tissues (usually the skin) that is outside of one's blood vessels, lymph vessels, and cells. The fluid is "in between" cells and leaked out of the person's blood vessels or lymph vessels. Poor circulation, obstructed veins, standing or sitting too long, thyroid disease, kidney disease, low protein levels, etc., can cause edema (most often noticeable in the legs). ...Read more

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What is the exact cause of re feeding edema ?

What is the exact cause of re feeding edema ?

Heart failure: Refeeding syndrome is complex process loosely defined as severe electrolyte disturbances and fluid shifts after providing nutrition to a previously starving person. The condition can be lethal. It is thought that rapid shifts in electrolytes and fluids can cause acute heart failure which results in edema. ...Read more

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How venous obstruction can cause localised edema?

How venous obstruction can cause localised edema?

Venous stasis: Veins can cause local edema as a result of poor blood flow. Veins permit the return of blood to the heart to be pumped out again oxygen rich. When a vein becomes obstructed, blood backs up into the tissues and can cause swelling/ edema to occur. ...Read more

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What cause generaluzed edema without renal problem?

What cause generaluzed edema without renal problem?

Many causes : Excluding renal problems, generalized edema can be caused by many conditions: congestive heart failure , liver failure[, although that usually spares the arms], lymphedema [lymphema may effect only one to all 4 limbs and the torso] , hypothyroidism , and low protein states including protein malnutrition, and finally venous insufficiency. ...Read more

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Can having impacted bowels cause edema? What other problems can this cause? Thank you.

Can having impacted bowels cause edema? What other problems can this cause? Thank you.

Depends: Having constipation or being full of stool should not cause swelling unless the swelling is your belly. If you mean swelling in you arms and legs then there can be multiple reasons for why this is happening. Please see your doctor for more answers. Cheers. ...Read more

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I'm 47 and gained 100 lbs in a year, can weight cause severe edema and can edema make it hard to lose weight?

I'm 47 and gained 100 lbs in a year, can weight cause severe edema and can edema make it hard to lose weight?

Go to see doctors...: Gaining weight results from positive balance between intake and output of water and energy by multiple reasons: over-eating urged by habit, depression, sugar craving, drugs (steroid, hormone, some for diabetic, etc.); slowing energy consumption by aging, illness, drugs; water retention from heart failure, poor circulation, kidney disease, etc.; and many others... So, go to doctors for detailing. ...Read more

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Im 22yrs f. I'v edema on face since the past 5-6years. The cause is unknown. but recently aftr an abortion it disappeared for a month. Wat could dis b?

Im 22yrs f. I'v edema on face since the past 5-6years. The cause is unknown. but recently aftr an abortion it disappeared for a month. Wat could dis b?

Wonderful clue: It could be coincindental but I agree it likely suggests a reason for the facial edema. I am not aware of any established explanation. In Chinese medicine it might be all consistent with an "earth" imbalance. If I were to consider a Western specialist I would probably consult an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What causes leg edema?

What causes leg edema?

Fluid retention: There are many causes of this fluid retention some very serious such as kidney failure, heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and portal vein blockage in the liver. Less serious causes include varicose veins, and excessive salt in the diet. Infrequent causes can be blockage of the veins in the abdomen. Single leg edema can indicate a dangerous clot in the leg. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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