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oedemaExcessive accumulation of fluid, mainly water, in the tissue spaces of the body. Oedema may be local, as at the site of an injury, or general. It often affects specific organs, such as the brain or the lungs. It may be caused by injury, allergy, starvation, HEART FAILURE, kidney failure or disease-especially the NEPHROTIC SYNDROME, liver disease-CIRRHOSIS, hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle, varicose veins or poisoning. General oedema is often treated with DIURETIC drugs.
edemaa swelling of tissues caused by the capilliary blood vessels passing out water into the surrounding tissues, and so increasing the intercellular fluid content.
Patient discussion about oedema
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Q. what is "pulmonary edema" and what are the risks? my Dr. told me I'm in a risk group for pulmonary edema, he tried to explain what it is but i didn't understand fully...if someone may give me a brief explanation- I'll appreciate it!