280 Possible Causes for Leg Edema in USA

  • Takayasu Arteritis

    The former is associated with fatigue, cyanosis, leg edema, dyspnea, and syncope, as it progresses, and the latter may present with tachypnea, dyspnea, hemoptysis, pleuritic … Additionally, the physical examination may reveal arterial bruits and a difference in the blood pressure measured in the two arms or legs. … resulting from the stenoses located in the descending thoracic aortic wall include hypertension, pain, and weakness of the arms, absent or asymmetric pulse in the extremities, leg[1] [2]

  • Stasis Dermatitis

    Amlodipine, an antihypertensive drug, can also trigger stasis dermatitis through its common side effect lower leg edema. … Compression therapy, a treatment for CVI leg edema, can exacerbate the patient’s condition if patient also has arterial dysfunction. … Excessive edema can delay healing and risk infection.[3] [4]

  • Opisthorchiasis

    These parasites are long-lived and cause heavy chronic infections that may lead to accumulation of fluid in the legs (edema) and in the peritoneal cavity (ascites), enlarged … The symptoms include febrile episodes with edema on the face, generalized lymphadenopathy, joint pain, rash, and elevated eosinophil count.[5] [6]

  • Beriberi

    Sun Simiao (581 – 682 AD) was the first person in medical history to document the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Beriberi (leg edema due to vitamin B1 deficiency) … Edema (swelling of bodily tissues) is common. … I believe those, whom this same disease attacks, with their knees shaking and the legs raised up, walk like sheep.[7] [8]

  • Thromboembolism

    Additionally, thrombosis at the site of the iliac bifurcation produces bilateral leg edema.[9]

  • Right-Sided Heart Failure
    Leg Edema

    Principal symptoms include distal edema and profuse weakness and dyspnea. … edema), usually accompanied with diffuse weakness and dyspnea. … Edema on the ankles (pedal edema), as well as ascites accompanied with hepatosplenomegaly are indicators of venous congestion, which is one of the main features of this condition … [10]

  • Castleman Disease
    Leg Edema

    disease, consisting of fever, fatigue, abundant nocturnal sweating, inappetence, nausea, vomiting, cough, and dyspnea, as well as hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, peripheral edema[11]

  • Acute Kidney Failure
    Leg Edema

    Metabolic acidosis, hyperkalemia, and pulmonary edema may require medical treatment with sodium bicarbonate, antihyperkalemic measures, and diuretics. … Symptoms Symptoms that can occur abruptly and progress rapidly in AKF are edema and crackling sound in the lungs (due to fluid retention), nausea and vomiting, confusion,  … [12] [13]

  • Liver Cirrhosis
    Leg Edema

    Especially in the later stages, people with cirrhosis experience significant symptoms such as abdominal swelling, itching, leg edema, and chronic abdominal pain which would … Other medications may be useful for complications such as abdominal or leg swelling, hepatic encephalopathy, and dilated esophageal veins. … Symptoms: Some people may have no symptoms while others may be very sick with yellowing of the eyes, swelling of the legs and body, fatigue and decreased appetite.[14] [15]

  • Congestive Heart Failure
    Edema Leg Edema

    Signs and symptoms commonly include shortness of breath, excessive tiredness, and leg swelling. … Peripheral edema: Edema develops in the feet in ambulatory patients and sacral edema in bed bound patients. … Approximately half a liter of blood pooled in the leg veins during standing is returned to the heart increasing the venous return.[16] [17]

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  1. Takayasu Arteritis, Symptoma
  2. Takayasu's arteritis, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  3. Stasis Dermatitis, Symptoma
  4. Stasis dermatitis, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  5. Opisthorchiasis, Symptoma
  6. Opisthorchiasis, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  7. Beriberi, Symptoma
  8. Beriberi, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  9. Thromboembolism, Symptoma
  10. Right-Sided Heart Failure, Symptoma
  11. Castleman Disease, Symptoma
  12. Acute Kidney Failure, Symptoma
  13. Acute kidney injury, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  14. Liver Cirrhosis, Symptoma
  15. Cirrhosis, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  16. Congestive Heart Failure, Symptoma
  17. Heart failure, Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0