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How To Treat Edema In Feet
Why you have edema?: In the young and healthy, feet swelling could mean a blood clot, but usually on one side. Some medications can cause leg swelling. Heart failure, protein manutrition, advanced liver and kidney diseases can do that as well, as does pregnancy etc...Trauma, excessive heat, prolonged standing can cause some swelling too. Swelling itself can cause burning sensation. Get evaluated/treated. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Compression: Swelling in the feet and legs can be caused by vein problems, heart, lung, kidney, liver, blood pressure medicine to name a few. Most likely standing would cause your legs to swell. Compression stockings, elevation, walking and sometimes blood pressure medicine can help. See your medical doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
So I'm told I have idiopathic edema. How long will it take to clear up. Woke up with both feet swollen. Been a week now.
Hard to say: Idiopathic means that there is not a known cause so it is difficult to say how long it will last. It could be a few days or a few weeks. In some cases swelling can be a long-term struggle. If you have other conditions, such as varicose veins, this can lead to chronic swelling in the legs and having them treated can help. ...Read more
Use your muscles: The contraction of calf muscles helps to push the blood back up to the heart. So doing calf raises, going for a walk are helpful. Compression socks (like jobst) are also very useful in preventing swelling especially if you have a job where you are standing still for many hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I twisted my knee and I have developed edema in my calf and foot not the knee area. Any recommendations?
Edema both feet and ankles, more so on l, sometimes pitting but most often not. Why? Happening ing for about 2 yrs. Now.
Is it considered pitting edema if you press on top of a toddlers the foot and it leaves a small impression but rebounds immediately?
No, the indentation: Would remain several seconds. Show your pediatrician if you're concerned. ...Read more
Now iam 37wk and has one pluse albumin in urin. I have sever feet edema but normotensive...no UTIand no crystal in my GUE...what that mean? My feet e
Good Question: My first concern would be something interfering with your kidneys functioning properly. You deserve an answer and for such an office visit and further lab work likely be helpful. ...Read more
Type of foot edema: Edema in feet & ankles is due to venous insufficiency when it is unilateral or uneven swelling if bilateral (more swelling in one foot > other), and is associated with increased pigmentation of the skin (from hemosiderin deposit) or with varicose (swollen) veins or bruises. Edema from CHF is symmetrical (bilateral) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have pitting edema on my ankles & feet and a low diastolic bp. What could that be?
Venous: Insufficiency. The valves on the veins may not be functioning as they should. ...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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