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What to Do If You Have Edema

November 8, 2020

From the Everyday Health website

Edema is the swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in the body’s tissue. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles, and legs, but it can happen in other parts of the body, too.

The condition often occurs as the result of congestive heart failure (CHF). It can also be the result of medication, pregnancy, or another underlying condition, like kidney disease or cirrhosis of the liver.

An array of conditions — congestive heart failure and lung, liver, kidney, and thyroid diseases —  can lead to edema. It can also be caused by medications to control blood pressure or by an allergic reaction.

Signs that you have edema include these symptoms:

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