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How To Treat Pitting Edema
1st find out cause: Before treating a condition, figure out it's cause. In case of swelling in feet/ankles, make sure your kidneys, liver & heart are ok. Ask if any medications might be causing your edema. Make sure you don't have a blood clot in your leg. Amlodipine is notorious for this. Assuming there's nothing wrong, keep your feet propped up. Avoid prolonged standing. Wear support hose. Consider a water pill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Tx Cause: Depends on ethiology. If morbidly obese need to undo morbid obesity. If secondary to congestive heart failure, treat correct failure. If due to venous drainage inssuficiency in leg , anti embolic stockings. Leg elevation higher than right atrium for several hours will diminish leg swelling. Need venous reflux study. If valve on common femoral vein incompetent, axillary valve vein autotransplant ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obesity-->edema.: Because of the increase in intra-abdominal pressure due to obesity, venous return of blood from the legs to the heart is impaired, leading to fluid accumulation in the legs. Granted other things could cause this edema, but obesity is one possible cause. Losing weight will obviously help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many : Reviewed your information, looks you have had hypertension since you have been on calcium channel blocker, hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan. All those medications are the right medications. But you have breathless on exertion. So you need to have doctor to work up on your heart condition or lung condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See an ID specialist: Periorbital -or more specifically, preseptal cellulitis- refers to the inflammation of the soft tissues of eyelid and periorbtal area, leading to redness and swelling. An id physician can help determine the potential origin of the infection (a dental cavity or else a pimple on the nose) and prescribe the most appropriate antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Swelling can be caused by many things (liver, kidney , heart diseases, and blood clots are the serious ones). Everyday, reversible non-serious causes are meds (motrin and similar, calcium blockers, hormones). If you don't have a health threatening condition, limiting salt intake (sodium) and keeping your feet elevated will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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