Doctor insights on:
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
There are some instances in which just by an increased amount of sodium in diet you can retain fluid and it shows as edema.
However if there is any other medical problems associated (i.e. Hypertension). You may want to see your provider for further evaluation and advice.
Take care. ...Read more
I have at least 1+ blood in my urine for years. I developed proteinuria. Last test trace today it was 1+ no leuks or wbcs I also have mild priorbital edema with mild flank/back pain. -stones ideas?
A kidney biopsy: People with persistent hematuria require a kidney biopsy to reveal the underlying cause. Only with tissue can we offer you a definitive diagnosis. Your new proteinuria and periorbital edema is concerning for actual kidney damage and loss of enough proteinin your blood vessels causing edema. This is never normal but it is potentially treatable. Please schedule a visit with a nephrologist. ...Read more
That depends: That varies depending on cause and location. Edema from chronic (long-term) issues such as obesity, heart problems, liver or kidney problems will stay unless the underlying problem is improved. Edema from an injury will gradually improve with healing. From an allergic reaction will improve after treatment or time. New facial, tongue or one-sided leg edema are concerning and warrant treatment. ...Read more
Edema: Edema can be a symptom of heart, kidney and/or liver failure, among other causes. It is also a side effect of some medications. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/edema/basics/definition/con-20033037 & http://www. Webmd. Com/heart-disease/heart-failure/edema-overview for more info. ...Read more
Several causes: Edema is fluid in one's tissues (usually the skin) that is outside of one's blood vessels, lymph vessels, and cells. The fluid is "in between" cells and leaked out of the person's blood vessels or lymph vessels. Poor circulation, obstructed veins, standing or sitting too long, thyroid disease, kidney disease, low protein levels, etc., can cause edema (most often noticeable in the legs). ...Read more
Any time your body remains in one position with little or no movement and muscle contractions the lymph stays relatively stagnant. This leads to edema or swelling of the dependent area gravity also takes its toll.
So if you sit all day in on position IE plane ride yur feet and legs may swell ...Read more
Refeeding syndrome is complex process loosely defined as severe electrolyte disturbances and fluid shifts after providing nutrition to a previously starving person. The condition can be lethal.
It is thought that rapid shifts in electrolytes and fluids can cause acute heart failure which results in edema. ...Read more
Leg edema cause: Your edema is worrisome when it is progressive and you have more swollen ankles and lower legs. You can tell how much weight you are gaining by weighing yourself at the same time in the morning with your bed clothes on. If you continue to gain weight daily, you need to see if you have renal or cardiac disease, among other causes. Not all of those are treated the same, so see a physician. ...Read more
A collection of: 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 retention. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Edema: Yes, your lower extremity venous return can be blocked, inmobilization can cause loss of muscle mass and also incomptence of valves in veins of lower extremities. ...Read more
Edema: Almost always eating too much salt. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
Depends: It depends how malnourished the patient is. If it is severe, with much loss of protein, it is thought best to start with nourishment with simple sugars or carbohydrates and as the patient slowly responds to the nutritional care, protein can be added slowly to the diet. If a patient is very severely malnourished, it is very unwise to over-supplement them with all that they have lost, it takes time. ...Read more
What is the difference between dependent and independent edema? Specifically, what is independent edema?
Gravity: Dependent edema refers to swelling that is aggravated by gravity. Example if you twist your ankle and don't elevate it the swelling/edema will be worse than if you do keep it elevated. Independent edema is present whether elevation is employed or not. And may imply venous or lymphatic blockage that may be serious. ...Read more
What effects does long-term, untreated edema have on your body? I've had some edema for years but it suddenly became worse recently...
Signs and symptoms: Edema is a physical sign of fluid accumulation in soft tissues. Where it occurs and to what degree will depend upon the underlying cause. It may be congestive heart failure, venous insufficiency, renal failure or a dozen or more other diagnoses. Without knowing what you have recommend seeing a doctor and having this looked into. Good luck. ...Read more
One of many signs of heat injury can be swelling in tissues.
Often means one has been overheated to such a degree that the kidneys are overwhelmed and are unable to maintain a good salt balance. Avoid heat injury! ...Read more
Not always: In most instances when a patient says legs are swollen they are often are referring to edema, which is the accumulation of fluid in the extremities. However other things besides edema can cause swelling such as infection involving a body part, blood clots in veins (phlebitis), a bruise to the head or face, etc. ...Read more
Protein vs calories: In Kwash, there is significant deficiency in protein intake which in turn leads to drop in the oncotic pressure inside the blood vessels, causing leakage of fluids to the third spaces hence the edema. In merasmus, there is calorie deficit in general but still enough protein intake to maintain normal oncotic pressure. ...Read more
Fluid retention: There are many causes of this fluid retention some very serious such as kidney failure, heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and portal vein blockage in the liver. Less serious causes include varicose veins, and excessive salt in the diet. Infrequent causes can be blockage of the veins in the abdomen. Single leg edema can indicate a dangerous clot in the leg. See your doctor. ...Read more
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
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 more
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