Pedal edema

What is Pedal edema?

Edema (also oedema, dropsy, and hydropsy) (; Greek oídēma, "swelling") is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the interstitium, located beneath the skin and in the cavities of the body. Clinically, edema is manifest as swelling; the amount of interstitial fluid is determined by the balance of fluid homeostasis, and the increased secretion of fluid into the interstitium, or the impaired removal of the fluid can cause edema.

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what is pedal edema

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Fluid accumulation in the lower legs

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Pedal edema is nothing but swelling of the toes and ankle with accumulation...

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What may cause swollen lower legs and ankles?

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Brief Answer:
depends on whether it is unilateral or bilateral

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I have been having pronounced swelling in my feet and legs, medical tests show kidney function to be fine, no high blood pressure what can be...

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Heart and kidney dysfunction are 2 main causes

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