Dr. N. Chezhiyan is a Consultant Nephrologist & HOD of the Department of Nephrology at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. He has over 27+ years of experience and is a specialist in Haemodialysis/ CAPD.
Edema or leg swelling can develop in people with renal disease when there is an excess of fluid and sodium in the body the legs and the area around the eyes are typically affected by the edema. Edema can be due to disease of kidney, liver and heart . among the kidney disease it can be due to massive protein leakage in urine (Nephrotic syndrome) or due to kidney failure. Nephrotic syndrome is due to an injury to your kidneys' tiny filtering blood capillaries called glomerulus.
It can be due to primary or secondary to systemic disease especially diabetes.
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Renal disease and edema are often connected since edema can be one of the
indicators of kidney dysfunction.
When you develop kidney failure, the kidneys are unable to process the additional fluid
from your body. That is when the extra fluid builds up in particular regions of the body
producing edema. The most prevalent parts are under the eyes, legs, hands, and
notably ankles. This is why ankle edema and kidney illness are most usually
Edema can also occur if the clusters in the tiny renal
arteries (glomerulus) are damaged. If the clusters are damaged, your
body will be unable to remove extra fluid and waste from
the blood. Nephrotic syndrome, a kidney illness that results
in high quantities of protein in the urine, is often caused by
Edema is a sign of kidney disease, however it does not appear in the early stages of the
disease. Chronic kidney disease includes five stages and also involves swollen legs
treatment for edema.
Diagnosing peripheral edema is as simple as performing a physical exam. It is
common for the skin in the swollen area to appear stretched and glossy due to
peripheral edema. A dimple will form if you apply gentle pressure to the swelling area
for about 15 seconds.
It is necessary for a leg swelling specialist to conduct
additional tests (such as blood work or imaging) to
identify whether a patient has edema, what sort of
edema they have, and their leg edema treatment
Leg swelling treatment can vary widely, especially when it is linked to an underlying
In the event that you are diagnosed with chronic heart
failure, your doctor will advise you to monitor your weight,
fluid consumption, and salt ingestion in order to treat your
condition. It's possible that you'll hear from your doctor
about reducing your alcohol use.
Because of the negative effects of certain medications, your leg swelling doctor may decide
to discontinue or reduce the dosage in order to alleviate the swelling you're experiencing. If
your doctor tells you to stop taking your medicine, do so.
My mother had severe swelling in her legs and it made it difficult for her to stand or walk. We reached out to Sri Ramakrishna Hospital as we wanted to ensure that everything was fine. The doctor examined her and informed that it was due to varicose veins. The doctor suggested treatment for the condition. She underwent the treatment and now it's been a month she is free from the swelling and is able to walk again without any pain. We are forever grateful to Sri Ramakrishna Hospital for providing the best treatment.
My legs started to feel heavy and there was swelling. This interrupted my daily activities. As it was bothering me a lot, I visited Sri Ramakrishna Hospital upon a friend’s referral and as I visited the hospital the doctor right away examined my legs and also suggested a few treatments that might help relieve the swelling. I started undergoing the treatment and I was able to notice a drastic change in my swelling and it gradually got reduced within a few days. I am very happy that I chose Sri Ramakrishna hospital for my treatment.
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