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What are some possible causes of edema?

What are some possible causes of edema?

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

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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


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What are some causes of oedema?

What are some causes of oedema?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of blindness?

What are some possible causes of blindness?

Too many to mention: Cataracts, advanced glaucoma, macula degenerations. Any of a number of retinal disorders, including retinal detachment. Corneal scars, trauma...... ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of flatulence?

What are some possible causes of flatulence?

Dietary change: A diet high in fiber and vegetables will stimulate colonic bacteria to produce the gaseous output that we technically term flatus. Examine what you used to eat, what you have changed and what you can modify. It is impossible to completely eliminate this part of metabolism but you can help things. ...Read more

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What are some causes of paresthesia?

What are some causes of paresthesia?

There are many: The most worrisome are either stroke or diabetes. Others include sleeping or laying on an extremity (so-called "Saturday night palsy"), and certain electrolyte imbalances. If your paresthesia continues, see your doctor so you can get a complete exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are some causes of fainting?

What are some causes of fainting?

Decreased bloodflow: Fainting is caused by a decreased bloodflow to the brain,causing your body to momentarily shut down. This can be due to something as simple as standing up too fast after sitting, or something as complex as a heart, brain, vascular, or other issue. Working up the cause of fainting can be quite difficult, as there are so many possible causes. Moreover, the cause in 33% of cases is unknown! ...Read more

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What are some causes of narcosis?

What are some causes of  narcosis?

Stop Drug(s): These are the effects of (a physiological state) a physical or chemical agent that depresses nervous system excitability. Specifically, narcosis refers to a drug or drugs that .Produce such a "reversible" state. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of arteriosclerosis?

What are the possible causes of arteriosclerosis?

Loaded question: That is a loaded question, however of course the easiest answer is that it is commonly thought to be caused by things like "bad" genes, high blood pressure, dense particles of cholesterol, and finally perhaps the most important one, inflammation. More and more people are discovering that the underlying reason appears to be an inflammatory process. ...Read more

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What are some causes of foot swelling?

What are some causes of foot swelling?

Swelling: General injury, vein weakness, infection, blood clots, fracture, and allergic reaction. There are more obviously, but these are a few. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of toothache?

What are possible causes of toothache?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the nerves in the tooth or surrounding tissues will cause a toothache. The inflammation can be caused by trauma, a cavity, a non-vital nerve, even a cracked filling or tooth. You'll need to be evaluated by a dentist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What are some causes of dizzyness?

What are some causes of dizzyness?

Dizziness: Many causes which require evaluation by your doctor. Can be related to change in blood pressure or if vertigo (room spinning), can be a middle ear disturbance. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of adhessions?

What are the possible causes of adhessions?

Surgery/inflammation: Adhesions are scars that form. The cause of scar tissue varies, but is generally from some form of inflammation. Surgery, infection, bleeding, bruising are some of the possible starts. ...Read more

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What are some causes of urination problems?

What are some causes of urination problems?

Many cause.: Urinary problems occur when the storage and voiding function of the bladder is disrupted. There are many causes. Nervous system problems in the brain or spinal cord, infections or pathology of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, or urethra can affect urination. Disease such as diabetes & hypertension are causes. If you have urinary bother or having trouble with urination, see your physician. ...Read more

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What are some causes of fibromyalgia?

What are some causes of fibromyalgia?

None: The cause of fibromyalgia is unknown although there are theories that abound. We do know that there is an increased sensitivity of nerve endings to pain in patients with this disease. We also do not know why it occurs predominantly in women. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of pain please.

Location of pain: Pain is a body signal that tell something is wrong with your body area that hurts, please be more specific since there are many pain producing causes ...Read more

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What are some causes of kidney shrinkage?

What are some causes of kidney shrinkage?

There are many: The list is quite long; start with vascular diseases atherosclerosis, diabetes, or vasculitis of the renal vessels, infections, bacterial, fungal or viral; obstruction from stones, large prostate, fibrosis of the ureter, the upj, trauma to the kidney, metabolic stone disease, congenital or acquired masses, cysts, cancers, autoimmune (lupus) or glomerulonephritis etc. Only a partial list. ...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