health conditions


Question by  snimball (23)

What is pedal edema?

What causes it?


Answer by  linsm (898)

Pedal edema is swelling of the feet. The causes of this conditon could be signs of a more serious medical condtion such as: liver disease and congestive heart failure.


Answer by  Jenny25 (939)

It's basically when the fluids gather up or accumulate in your edema, which is your foot and legs. This can be caused by a result of drugs. It can also be the experience of trauma. If you recently experienced some sort of trauma or off drugs, you will feel this.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Pedal edema is swelling of the ankles and feet. The causes are heart failure, obesity, renal disease, hepatic disease, and obstructive sleep apnea to name just a few.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

Pedal edema is the swelling of leg, feet or ankle due to excessive accumulation of fluid under the skin. Common causes are kidney failure, heart disease, long period of sitting.


Answer by  cafish (2035)

Water accumulates in the legs and/or feet causing swelling. It is a symptom of congestive heart failure. But it can be caused by a side effect of certain medications. Or it could occur from sitting too long in one position. The cause of this condition can be very serious. It is important to find the cause of this condition.

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