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What is Edema?

What is Edema?

  • Edema: Fluid retention in tissues.
  • Edema: Swelling caused by too much fluid in the body. (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK) ... Abnormal fluid accumulation in body tissues. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI)
  • Edema: Accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells or intercellular tissues.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Edema: swelling from excessive accumulation of serous fluid in tissue.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Edema: Introduction

Types of Edema:

Types of Edema:

How many people get Edema?

Prevalance of Edema: 1.6% of population self-reported having oedema in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
Prevalance Rate of Edema: approx 1 in 62 or 1.60% or 4.4 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Edema?

Complications of Edema: see complications of Edema

What causes Edema?

Causes of Edema: see causes of Edema

What are the symptoms of Edema?

Symptoms of Edema: see symptoms of Edema

Complications of Edema: see complications of Edema

Edema: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Edema.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Edema.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Edema: Pulmonologist, Internist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Edema.
Treatments for Edema: see treatments for Edema
Alternative treatments for Edema: see alternative treatments for Edema
Research for Edema: see research for Edema

Society issues for Edema


Hospitalization statistics for Edema: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Edema:

  • 0.027% (3,466) of hospital consultant episodes were for oedema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultant episodes for oedema required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 41% of hospital consultant episodes for oedema were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 59% of hospital consultant episodes for oedema were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Edema

Main name of condition: Edema

Other names or spellings for Edema:

oedema, general edema, water retention, fluid retention

Anasarca, Oedema Source - Diseases Database

Oedema, Hydrops, Dropsy
Source - WordNet 2.1

Edema: Related Conditions

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