Kidney is one of our vital organs. It removes excess fluid, waste, toxic substances from the blood, regulates blood volume and controls our blood pressure. Click here for more detail about the kidneys and how they work. When the kidneys fail to function normally because of some factors, many symptoms will be present. One of the symptoms is water retention or swelling especially in the legs, feet or ankles and potentially in the hand, face or body cavity.
- Lymphatic system Lymphatic system is a network of lymph nodes and lymph vessels secreting lymph fluid; fluid that consists of protein, fats, water and wastes. It drains excess tissue fluid, filters waste products, carries fats absorbed from the intestine to blood and produces immune cells to fight infections. Lymphedema Lymphedema is protein-rich fluid retention in the bodily tissues which eventually lead to abnormal swelling and particularly affect the arms and legs.
- Learn about signs and symptoms of Lyme disease, medical complications, treatment and prevention of Lyme disease in this article. Lyme disease is a bacterial infectious disease caused by the spirochetal organism, Borrelia Burgdorferi. It is often acquired from tick bites. They are wood ticks found in deers. Ticks may settle itself anywhere on a human body, preferably on warm, moist, and dark places like armpits and groins. In its initial stages, the disease is characterized by a bull’s eye rash although not all people get the rash.
- In chronic liver disease, the liver is scarred and damaged thus it can not function as normal as it should. One of the complications of this condition is excessive water retention build-up in the body. Abdominal fluid retention or ascites occurs mostly in patients with cirrhosis of the liver, although other liver disorders can cause it too. Abdominal fluid retention may be accompanied by swelling in the ankles. There’re two main factors or causes of fluid retention in patients with chronic liver disease:
- Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which develops in the mesothelium; protective layer of thin platelike cells covering over most of the body’s internal organs such as heart, lungs and abdomen. Mesothelioma is almost always caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos particles in the past. The disease doesn’t occur soon after the inhalation of asbestos particles, but they get accumulated in the lungs and form a tumor that later transform into malignant cells (cancer).