What causes Swelling?


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The last time I researched about it, i saw it's presence denotes problem in either the Renal system, hepatic system or cardiovascular system.


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Let me help you with some...The Renal system consists of the Kidneys, ureter and the urinary bladder.


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I believe Edema could be both inflammatory and non inflammatory..could someone explain more please...


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There are two forces. One keeps fluid in the blood vessels, the other one pushes fluid out. There's net movement of fluid and this is drained by the lymphatic system..failure of this drainage leads to Edema.


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Lymphatic obstruction
Increase in vascular hydrostatic pressure
Decrease in plasma colloid osmotic pressure


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Just to know.. diseases that can lead to impaired venous return like liver cirrhosis can lead to increased vascular hydrostatic pressure.


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What are the causes of edema?
Several diseases and conditions may cause edema, including:
  • Congestive heart failure.
  • Cirrhosis.
  • Kidney disease.
  • Kidney damage.
  • Weakness or damage to veins in your legs.
  • Inadequate lymphatic system.
  • Severe, long-term protein deficiency.