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Why does right-sided heart failure causes peripheral edema?

Why does right-sided heart failure causes peripheral edema?

Pressure & gravity: Blood from the legs (and rest of the body as well) returns to the right heart by large veins, goes through the lungs to oxygenate and then into the left heart from where it is pumped to the rest of the body. When the right heart fails there is build up of back pressure on the veins and fluid seeps and accumulates in the dependent areas which is the legs and the gut. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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


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What is a peripheral edema in the body?

What is a peripheral edema in the body?

Swelling: Edema is the medical term for swelling. If it is termed peripheral it describes swelling in your extremities, arms, fingers, legs, toes etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the treatment for peripheral edema?

Please tell me what's the treatment for peripheral edema?

Swollen feet and ank: Like any other problem the remedies step from knowing the cause of the problem. If the swelling is due to poor veins in the legs, support hose may help. For some people weight loss helps. There are many causes for swollen lower extremities you need to be seen by your dr. To find out why the swelling and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can taking drugs for peripheral neuroptahy, bph, edema, hypertenison cause tenderness in male breast of 69 year old man.

Can taking drugs for peripheral neuroptahy, bph, edema, hypertenison cause tenderness in male breast of 69 year old man.

Yes they can.: Many medications, especially the drugs for bph, can have some affects on the male hormone levels. Breast tenderness and even some breast growth is not uncommon in men taking drugs for bph, especially the 5-ari medications. While not particularly dangerous, please monitor this closely with your physician. ...Read more

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What is peripheral edema?

What is peripheral edema?

Swelling: It is swelling of the tissues and is usually a sign of cardiac conditions, venous insufficiency, or can be a side effect of some medications. Additionally, mild edema can also be very benign. ...Read more

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What is a peripheral edema in the body?

Swelling: Edema is the medical term for swelling. If it is termed peripheral it describes swelling in your extremities, arms, fingers, legs, toes etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is peripheral edema and what does it have to do with swelling?

What is peripheral edema and what does it have to do with swelling?

Edema = swelling: "edema" is just a medical word for swelling. "peripheral edema" means edema affecting your limbs, especially your feet and ankles. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the treatment for peripheral edema?

Swollen feet and ank: Like any other problem the remedies step from knowing the cause of the problem. If the swelling is due to poor veins in the legs, support hose may help. For some people weight loss helps. There are many causes for swollen lower extremities you need to be seen by your dr. To find out why the swelling and what to do about it. ...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