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Cause Of Peripheral & Pedal Oedema

See what are the causes of Oedema. Don't get panic if you Oedema just go through this blog and rule out the different causes of it.


See what are the causes of Oedema. Don't get panic if you Oedema just go through this blog and rule out the different causes of it.




Oedema is swelling which is caused by excess fluid trapped in your body's tissues. Although oedema can affect any part of your body. If it happens in lungs then it is known as Pulmonary oedema, if it is in brain then it is called Cerebral oedema, if in periphery and lower limbs it is known as peripheral and pedal oedema. Sometimes there may be oedema in lymph node due to surgery and post radiation (for Cancer patients) which is known as Lymphedema. Macular oedema happen due to fluid builds up in a part of your eye called the macula.1


Here we are going to discuss more about peripheral & pedal oedema.

There may be several cause for oedema, try to rule out the different causes one by one.

Kidney – go for routine urine test to rule out whether it is due to Kidney or not. If albumin, RBC or cast present then think of further kidney testing. Otherwise rule out the possibilities of oedema due to kidney. Damage to the tiny, filtering blood vessels in your kidneys can result in nephrotic syndrome. In nephrotic syndrome, declining levels of protein (albumin) in your blood can lead to fluid accumulation and oedema. 2