It builds up in the lower back (called sacral edema) after being in bed for several hours. Press the swollen area for a few seconds to leave a temporary depression or hole in the skin (Figure 1).
It has also been linked to diabetes, obesity and emotional problems. Obesity, which puts pressure on the arteries, can lead to peripheral edema. Obesity can also lead to other causes of edema, such as obstructive sleep apnea or venous insufficiency. Tight pants, briefs, or leggings can cause leg edema.
Common causes of bone swelling are salt buildup, cellulite, congestive heart failure, venous insufficiency, pregnancy, and drug side effects.
- Move. Moving and using the muscles of the part of the body affected by edema, especially the legs, can help pump excess fluid into the heart.
- Reduce your salt intake.
Pulmonary edema: Excess fluid builds up in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. This can be due to heart failure or acute lung injury. It is a serious illness, it can be a medical emergency, and it can lead to respiratory failure and ■■■■■. Cerebral edema: happens in the brain.
If you don’t drink enough fluids or water, you will become dehydrated. This can lead to edema (too much fluid in the skin and tissues). Many medical problems can lead to fluid imbalance: After surgery, the body typically holds large amounts of fluid for several days, causing the body to swell.
Swollen ankles and high blood pressure. Hypertension makes the heart work harder than before. This can cause fluid to build up in the lower legs and ankles, causing them to swell.
Anyone suffering from shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain or swelling of a single limb should see a doctor immediately. If pain and swelling in the legs persist after a person has been sitting for several hours, it could indicate a deep vein thrombosis.
The only way to treat edema is to cure the disease that is causing it. Your doctor may ask you to take something called a diuretic. This is also known as a water pill. These pills help remove salt and excess fluid from the body through urine.
Medicines, pregnancy, infections, and many other medical problems can cause edema. Edema is when your small blood vessels release fluid into nearby tissues. Excess fluid builds up, causing the tissue to swell. It can occur almost anywhere in the body.
Simple changes to reduce or prevent swelling
You should call 911 or go to the emergency room if you are short of breath, have chest pain, or feel lightheaded, confused, or lightheaded. You should also see a doctor right away if the swelling affects only one leg.
Excess body mass can reduce blood flow and cause fluid to build up in the feet, legs, and ankles. Long standing or sitting. When muscles are inactive, they cannot pump body fluids to the heart. Retention of water and blood can cause swelling in the legs.
When to call your doctor Tell your doctor about your symptoms if the swelling is so severe that it cuts when you press it with your finger, or if the swelling appeared suddenly, lasted more than a few days, affects only one foot or is accompanied by pain or discoloration of the skin, Dr.
Swollen ankles and feet are common and are usually not a cause for concern, especially if you stand or walk a lot. However, swollen feet and ankles or other symptoms could indicate a serious health problem, including: pregnancy complications. Foot or ankle injuries.
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See your doctor as soon as possible if: