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Edema of Lower Extremities in Parkinson`s Dis

07/02/2010

Question:

What are best therapies for decreasing edema of lower extremites when there are no vascular, cardiac, or renal problems, & Lasix 80mg per day are being taken, without much effect? Thank you.

Answer:

There is not enough information to supply an answer. Missing is the nature of the edema (is it pitting edema or lymphedema?) and no mention of liver function tests or medications (some medications can cause edema).

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Response by:

Thomas   Zipp, MD Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University