Edema is a condition that causes fluid buildup in the body.
Edema is a condition in which fluid accumulates in the body’s tissues. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including heart failure, liver disease, kidney disease, and certain medications.
Q. What are the causes of edema?
- sitting or staying in one position for too long
- eating too much salty food
- having premenstrual signs and symptoms
Q. What are the symptoms of edema?
- swelling or puffiness of the tissue directly under your skin, especially in legs or arms
- stretched or shiny skin
- skin that retains a dimple (pits) after being pressed for several seconds
- increased abdominal size
Q. What are the risk factors of edema?
- high blood pressure medications
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- steroid drugs
- certain diabetes medications called thiazolidinediones