Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Common Causes for Edema

Edema is the medical term for swelling that result from fluid build-up in your tissues. It is most common in the feet, ankles and legs. But it can occur anywhere in the body.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine says common causes for edema include:
  •  Consuming too much salt.
  •  Getting sunburn.
  •  Having health problems such as cirrhosis, kidney disease or heart failure.
  •  Being pregnant.
  •  Having lymph node problems.
  •  Having an adverse reaction to certain medications.
  •  Being on your feet for long periods, especially in warmer weather.
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