Doctor Tabeeva pointed out the connection between edema and disorders in five body systems

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Endocrinologist Kamilya Tabeeva the appearance of edema can be explained by disturbances in the functioning of the cardiovascular, digestive or endocrine systems.

Doctor Tabeeva recalled that edema is the result of fluid stagnation, which can occur for a number of reasons. The doctor pointed out the connection between edema and disorders in five body systems

“Swelling can be caused by disorders of the cardiovascular, urinary, lymphatic, endocrine and digestive systems,” the specialist said, talking with Gazeta.Ru.< br>Heart disease. According to Tabeeva, cardiac edema occurs due to pathologies in which the contractility of the myocardium decreases. People with heart problems are prone to leg swelling.

“In the evening, cardiac edema of the legs increases, and may be accompanied by weakness, tachycardia, shortness of breath at rest or with little physical activity,” added the doctor.
Kidney disease. Renal edema (for example, “bags” under the eyes) are accompanied by skin problems: for example, pallor or increased dryness.

Diseases of the lymphatic system. Swelling of the extremities is typical for them, increasing in the evening and disappearing in the morning or after rest.< br>
Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.Edema is often associated with liver pathologies.

“With cirrhosis of the liver, water is retained in the body. Most often, the feet, legs, thighs, and especially the stomach swell,” the expert said.
Thyroid gland diseases. Existing hypothyroidism can cause dense swelling of the face, which can spread to the body. What is also observed with such a problem with the thyroid gland is increased fatigue, drowsiness, severe weakness, deterioration in the quality of sleep and memory.

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Kamilya Tabeeva Kamilya Tabeeva Health endocrinologist