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What is pedal edema? Why do people get it?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: See below

Pedal edema or swelling of the ankles or higher is due to salt followed by water retention either due to heart or liver or kidney diseases or problems.
It is called dependant edema as it occcurs while standing or sittting for prolonged periods and goes down or dissapears when you lie down.

In brief: See below

Pedal edema or swelling of the ankles or higher is due to salt followed by water retention either due to heart or liver or kidney diseases or problems.
It is called dependant edema as it occcurs while standing or sittting for prolonged periods and goes down or dissapears when you lie down.
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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