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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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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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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