Top Posters
Since Sunday
10
4
4
m
4
l
3
M
3
j
3
P
3
t
3
S
3
c
3
r
3
New Topic  
colleen colleen
wrote...
Valued Member
Posts: 24512
9 years ago
Mr. Johnson is a 60-year-old man with severe kidney disease. His kidney disease has caused hypoproteinemia due to the filtration of, and subsequent loss of, protein in the urine. He also has swollen arms and legs. Is it possible that the swollen limbs are linked to his kidney disease?
Read 1455 times
5 Replies
Sunshine ☀ ☼
Replies
Answer accepted by topic starter
bio_manbio_man
wrote...
Educator
Top Poster
Posts: 30208
9 years ago
Sign in or Sign up in seconds to unlock everything for free
Yes. It is possible that the lymph vessels are not able to adequately handle the increased lymph flow that results from hypoproteinemia. Such a condition would cause a decrease in osmotic pressure in the blood and an increase in net filtration in the body's capillaries. This would then overload lymph flow, causing a buildup of lymph and leakage into the interstitial spaces, thereby creating lymphedema.
1

Related Topics

wrote...
A year ago
Thank u
wrote...
A year ago
awesome!
wrote...
A year ago
thank you
wrote...
A month ago
Thank you so much
Post Merge: A month ago

New Topic      
Explore
Post your homework questions and get free online help from our incredible volunteers
  98 People Browsing
 1029 Signed Up Today
Your Opinion
What's your favorite coffee beverage?
Votes: 206

Previous poll results: Who's your favorite biologist?
Related Images
 577
 567
 115