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Suffering from pitting edema, sitting at a computer for long periods of time, trying to stand, walk, go for bike rides, weight train. Causes for swelling?

Can you get pitting edema for no reason. I do sit at a computer for nearly nine hours but try to stand every 30 minutes for about 10-15. Im 27 5 11 140 lbs and run nearly 50 miles a wwek and bike ride nearly two hundred miles. i do cross weight traing four days and am mostly vegan. I try to drink more water to compensate for fluid loss. I have no know heart, liver , or kidney issues, nor am I short of breath, rapid pulse , and bathroom habits are normal. What could cause the swelling and pitting for about 10-15 seconds. Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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hi there,
swelling and pitting can be a sign of liver , kindey or cardiac disease. Even it could be part of poor venous drainage of the legs or hormone imbalance. since you are quit physically active we can probably rule out cardiac diasease. urine routine examination, serum creatinine level, serum protein and albumin level will help in ruling out kidney disease. decrease your salt intake and water intake should not be more than 2 litres / day until unless you are sweating too much . i think this should help.
Answered: Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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