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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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Pedal edema (Tip)

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

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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Pedal edema (Tip)

Swollen feet are not fun, check your sodium intake, exercise ; elevate them for improvement. ...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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Pedal edema (Tip)

Assess your salt intake by Fitness Pal app. If not at DASH Diet level 1500 mg/d, then do DASH diet. ...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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What is pedal edema? Why do people get it?

Swollen feet.: Pedal edema (swollen feet) has any number of causes: venous disease, obesity, lymph problems, liver disease, kidney disease, or heart disease. High blood pressure often goes hand in had with these conditions. Some medicines (calcium channel blockers, thiazolidinediones, eg) can cause swelling too. ...Read more

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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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Pedal edema (Tip)

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

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What are the symtoms of bylateral pedal edema of +2?

What are the symtoms of bylateral pedal edema of +2?

2 + Edema: Patients with significant edema (e) have more in the afternoon if they are walking around. This causes them to get up after they go to bed to urinate and is caused by the e fluid going back into the circulation and excreted by the kidneys. Other symptoms are shoes that get tighter in the afternoon as the e fluid settles in the feet. See a doctor to find out why you have it and how you can treat it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pedal edema?

Swelling of the feet: Pedal edema is fluid collection or swelling of the feet. ...Read more

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Pedal edema (Tip)

If no heart/pressure/kidney/diabetes, use exercise, raise feet above heart, support stockings. ...See more

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Is having pedal edema for a long time harmful? What type of medicines are there foredema caused by lever deasease

Is having pedal edema for a long time harmful? What type of medicines are there foredema caused by lever deasease

Yes: More importantly than the local tissues being stretched out from the swelling is the need to address the reason your swelling is so difficult to get down. Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Can severe pedal edema be associated with smoking?

Can severe pedal edema be associated with smoking?

Ischemia: Smoking causes vasoconstriction of blood vessels and in general is bad for circulation. It can directly or indirectly cause all kinds of circulatory disturbance.
Usually, the main concern is ischemia or lack of blood flow though. ...Read more

Dr. Sourendra Raut Dr. Raut
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Pedal edema (Tip)

Elevate your feet whenever sitting on 2 pillows above heart level. ...See more

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Could you tell me the causes of pitting pedal edema?

Could you tell me the causes of pitting pedal edema?

Many reasons: It could be poor circulation or bad valves in the veins, varicose veins, heart trouble, kidney trouble, hypertention. ...Read more

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Pedal edema (Tip)

Feet and ankles swell the most by days end. This is the best time to size footwear. ...See more

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Can docs explain what does pedal edema mean in medical terms?

Can docs explain what does pedal edema mean in medical terms?

Swelling feet: Pedal edema simply means swelling in one or both feet. Depending upon one or both feet being involved changes the list of possible causes. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to remedy pedal edema by dehydrating ourselves?

Can it be possible to remedy pedal edema by dehydrating ourselves?

No: Sorry, doesn't work like that, also that is dangerous if you have underlying heart or circulatory problems ...Read more

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Is pedal edema restult of salt sensitivity?

Is pedal edema restult of salt sensitivity?

Not Sensitivity: Pedal edema can be caused by many things. Some examples are: systemic conditions (one of the most well known is congestive heart failure), lymphedema, venous stasis, gravity when people stand for long periods, water retention from an increase in salt intake and many other causes. If this is affecting you, if is best to start with a visit to you primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause pooling of blood in are feet (pedal edema)?

What can cause pooling of blood in are feet (pedal edema)?

Many causes...: It can be medications, venous disease, diet, pregnancy, over activities, humidity, heart issues or gravity. Many other questions need to be asked and an evaluation needs to be done in order to get an appropriate answer. It may not be a foot condition at all. ...Read more

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Pedal edema (Tip)

If your heart is healthy the chances are it is not your heart causing the trouble. ...See more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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