Also known as Both ankles swelling and Both legs swelling
Peripheral edema is the swelling of tissues, usually in the lower limbs, due to the accumulation of fluids.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of peripheral edema are pyogenic skin infection, high blood pressure, and heart failure. Other possible causes, such as tooth disorder, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with peripheral edema, 43% report having shortness of breath, 32% report having facial pain, and 28% report having toothache.
Patients with peripheral edema often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, glucose measurement, electrolytes panel, intravenous fluid replacement, kidney function tests, electrocardiogram and cardiac enzymes measurement .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with peripheral edema include bumetanide, metolazone, zinc oxide topical, nicardipine, oxacillin, ticlopidine, diazoxide, ethacrynic acid (ea), isocarboxazid (marplan), ivermectin, methyltestosterone (android), adefovir and bromfenac (bromday) .
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