Edema | Overview

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What is edema?

Edema (say: “eh-dee-mah”) is swelling or puffiness of parts of the body. Edema usually happens in the feet, ankles and legs. It can also affect the face and hands. Pregnant women and older adults often get edema, but it can happen to anyone.

Source

Treatment of Edema by JG O'Brien, M.D., SA Chennubhotla, M.D. and RV Chennubhotla, M.D. (American Family Physician June 01, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20050601/2111.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 07/05

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