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Good question: The growing body of evidence derived from clinical studies suggest that its efficacy may be simply from the decrease of anxiety that accompanies shortness of breath. Reducing catacholemines and secondary vasoconstriction in this condition is indeed beneficial, but this effect can be more safely addressed with benzodiazepines - less incidence of respiratory depression. ...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
Used to be.: Morphine has been used as a relaxant to assist with ventilation and support in pulmonary edema cases. It serves as an anxiolytic is supposed to decrease the work of breathing. More recent studies, though, suggest it may cause more harm than good. Nowadays its use is limited to heart attack cases (not pulmonary edema per se). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having pain and swelling in my knee and feet however despite a low dose of morphine the pain is getting worse it's along my back hips knee?
Exam needed: Even when it relieves pain, morphine does nothing to correct the cause of such pain/swelling as you describe. Something is wrong and you need to find the cause and if possible begin to correct it. Pain management may be your only recourse if this is ineffective, but you need to try this first. Let's hope it works since pain meds are not helping you. ...Read more
Can MS contin (morphine) cause fluid retention, swelling & pain in my feet? And i now have swelling in knees, hands & face. Hospital tests were normal.
Left leg &foot pain redness swelling warm to touch. Use flector patches cymbalta (duloxetine) morphine tizanidine &norco 4 chronic arthritis &back pain. Causes?
Leg modification: Complex regional pain syndrome. It is difficult to explain and to understand. Usually follows a major injury, operation, foreign materials to fix a fracture, etc. Has a sympathetic component (this is why the increased temperature and redness) unilateral sympathetic nerve block might help along with hot.Cold, tens, physical therapy, spinal stimulator. Prevention of bone loss is indicated. ...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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