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Pedal Edema (Overview)

Pedal edema is fluid collection or swelling of the feet.


Pedal Edema (Overview)

Pedal edema is fluid collection or swelling of the feet.


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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Tip)

Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles

Swollen feet are not fun, check your sodium intake, exercise ; elevate them for improvement. ...See more

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Treatment of pitting pedal edema?

Treatment of pitting pedal edema?

Edema: The treatment depends on the cause of the pitting edema. When caused by congestive heart failure it is certainly different from when it is caused by venous insufficiency or hepatic cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pedal edema?

Depends on the cause: Pedal edema can be due to many different things. It could be from the heart, liver, kidneys, thyroid, etc. There are serious conditions that can cause pedal edema, as well as minor ones. It could also be a side effect of some medications. You should see your doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Tip)

Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles

Elevating your feet several times per day even for brief periods of time is usually helpful. ...See more

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What is it called when pedal edema gets so bad that its hard to walk?

Pedal edema: Edema is the objective finding of excess fluid (either intra or extra cellular) in tissue. This is unrelated to ability to walk. No matter how bad the edema in your feet gets it is still called pedal edema. However, if edema extends up to the level of the abdomen it is known as anasarca. ...Read more

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If I get pedal edema will my soles get puffy too?

If I get pedal edema will my soles get puffy too?

Most likely not: The tissues in your soles usually dose not swell much comparing to the rest of the foot. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Tip)

Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles

Always inform your doctor of new onset foot and/or ankle swelling as this could be dangerous. ...See more

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What do you recommend for pedal edema?

Depends on cause: If related to venous insufficiency, compression stockings and elevation (keeping feet up). If due to volume overload, Lasix (furosemide) or other diuretic. If this is a new problem check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Edema (Definition)

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


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