Edema is a word used to refer to a swelling that is caused by excess fluid being trapped in your tissues. Edema can affect any body part, but is mostly prevalent in ankles, legs, arms, and hands.
At Jaipur Heart and Multispeciality Centre, the best echo TMT specialists can diagnose a number of signs and symptoms that indicate that a patient is suffering from edema. These are:
- Puffiness or swelling in the tissues that are directly under your skin
- Shiny skin or skin that appears stretched
- After being pressed for some time, the skin retains a dimple
- The size of the abdomen increases
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If you suffer from the above symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with an echo TMT surgeon. If, in addition to these symptoms, you experience the following symptoms as well, then medical attention becomes imperative:
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty in breathing
- Chest pains
The above symptoms can indicate pulmonary edema, a condition that requires prompt treatment.
On the other hand, if after sitting for a prolonged period of time, you develop a painful swelling in your legs that does not go away, then you should get in touch with echo TMT physicians in Jaipur Heart and Multispeciality Centre, as persistent painful swelling can be a sign of a blood clot deep inside your veins.
There are some factors that may increase your risk of edema. It is most commonly seen in pregnant women, owing to the body retaining more water and sodium than usual.
Other risk factors include certain medications, like the medications for:
- High blood pressure
- Steroid drugs
- Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs
- Certain diabetes medications
The echo TMT doctors in Jaipur Heart and Multispeciality Centre can also tell you that if you have a chronic illness like liver or kidney disease, your risk for edema can increase.