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Why swelling of eye lid happens in kidney disease stage 2 or advanced stage?

Why swelling of  eye lid happens in kidney disease stage 2 or advanced stage?

Fluid retention: With progressive renal dysfunction, kidneys lose the ability to regulate salt and water balance. This can cause fluid retention & present as swelling in the legs, hands, feet, face and even the abdomen if severe. Diuretic medications which increase urination can help, but treatment should be directed by a nephrologist (kidney specialist) who understands the cause in these more advanced cases. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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I have swelling feet and calves. What could be the cause? I was checked for kidney disease and all is fine. All my blood is fine. What else could it b

I have swelling feet and calves. What could be the cause? I was checked for kidney disease and all is fine. All my blood is fine. What else could it b

See below.: Edema of the lower extremities comes from liver or kidney disease or from heart pump failure or to leaky vessels or excess sodium in diet. See doc to make sure we have crossed all items off list. If none of the above it is idiopathic edema caused by a slight imbalance in the hydrostatic pressures in the leg vessels. Sometimes due to prior infection / trauma or obesity. ...Read more

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Chances of kidney disease at 16? See bubbles in pee, less when sitting. Have bad health anxiety. Possible swelling between thumb and index mostlyright

Chances of kidney disease at 16?
See bubbles in pee, less when sitting.
Have bad health anxiety.
Possible swelling between thumb and index mostlyright

HEALTH WORRIES: Nothing that you have said makes me overly concerned about any acute or emergent medical issues. You should discuss this anxiety with your parents and with your doctor. I think that both sources can help greatly in reducing your anxiety. ...Read more

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My friend suffers from kidney disease & face has swollen tremendously due to her meds , i believe. Is there anything she can take to reduce swelling?

My friend suffers from kidney disease & face has swollen tremendously due to her meds , i believe. Is there anything she can take to reduce swelling?

Nephrologist: Your firiend must see a nephrologist to figure out the reason for swelling of the face. It could be due to meds or kidney problem. ...Read more

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What could have caused under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

What could have caused under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

Too many things: There are multiple causes of eyelid swelling, including inflammation, infection, and many others. You would be best served having an evaluation by an eye doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What could have caused this under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

What could have caused this under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

Cool compresses: Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision.Com/blepharitis.Html another common cause is not swelling, but rather the normal fat pads pressing forward as we age. Surgery can help! ...Read more

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What could cause my eyelid and under eye swelling?

What could cause my eyelid and under eye swelling?

? Allergies: Many issues can cause swelling of eyelids and below the eyes. The most common cause is allergies. Try artificial tears, cool compresses, and oral/topical antihistamines. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing my under eye swelling?

What could be causing my under eye swelling?

Several things..: The skin around the eyelid is very thin and prone to swelling and fluid retention. It could be swelling from inflammation (e.g., allergy eye, contact lens overwear), or a salty diet causing an accumulation of fluid while you are asleep. It could also be due to undereye tissue loosening or thyroid issues, so it would be a good idea to get this checked out by an eye md (ophthalmologist). ...Read more

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5 days ago, swelling right side of face. Took keflex, swelling cont. Back to md. Taking levoflaxin & mumps test. Puffing under eye-swelling over ear.

5 days ago, swelling right side of face.  Took keflex, swelling cont. Back to md. Taking levoflaxin & mumps test. Puffing under eye-swelling over ear.

Need more info: Is the physician who is treating you an ear, nose ; throat specialist? If yes then return to him/her because there is more to be done. If not then consult with one. ...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


Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more