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What is edema?

what is edema??wether its curable?
Asked On : Fri, 14 Jan 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi. Welcome to Healthcaremagic

Edema is leaking of the fluid from blood vessels. The sites of edema vary. It could be legs and feet. It cold be on abdomen or face.

Why fluids leaks from Blood vessels:

1. Increases Hydrostatic Pressure:

Heart Failure, Kidney failure, liver failure

2. Decreases oncotic pressure/decreased proteins

ex. Protein energy malnutrition

The treatment depends on the cause of the edema. The medical science is far advanced to treat edema of any cause.

Regards, Dr. Jagdish
Answered: Fri, 14 Jan 2011
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