is called when pressing on a swollen area, the indentation or pit remains. It may be caused by localized problem with veins
in the affected area or systemic problems
with heart, kidney, or liver function.
Here are some pictures
of pitting edema:
For some people, pitting edema can be a warning sign of a more serious health issue, like congestive heart failure, kidney disease, vein problems, lung disease, blood clots
If you have pitting edema, you may need to eat less salt
in your daily life, you can also turn to diuretic drugs
to help get rid of extra fluid.
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