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Glossary for Fluid retention

Medical terms related to Fluid retention or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Acute kidney failure: The sudden and acute loss of kidney function
  • Ascites: The presence of serous fluid within the abdominal cavity
  • Autoimmune Myocarditis: Inflammation of the heart muscle due to the body's own immune system attacking it.
  • Baber's syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized by the association of congenital liver cirrhosis with Fanconi syndrome.
  • Back tumour: The presence of tumour growth in the vertebra, whether due to primary malignancies e.g. leukaemic or myeloma infiltration of the bone marrow, or due to secondary metastases from another site e.g. lung or breast.
  • Bernheim's syndrome: Reduced size of right heart ventricle due to enlargement of the left ventricle which encroaches on the space in the right ventricle. Blood flow from the right atrium to the right ventricle is obstructed.
  • Biliary cirrhosis: Biliary cirrhosis is a condition where the bile ducts are unable to transport bile effectively due to blockage, inflammation, scarring or some other damage to the bile ducts. The condition may result from such things as congenital defect of the bile ducts (e.g. biliary atresia), cystic fibrosis, gallstones or a variety of other secondary conditions. The cause of primary biliary cirrhosis is not fully understood.
  • Blood cancer: Malignancy of one or several of the different types of cells in the blood
  • Cardiomyopathy: A condition characterized by an increase in the size of the heart
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: Long-term and generally irreversible disease of the kidneys due to infection, obstruction, congenital diseases or generalised diseases causing failure of the kidneys' normal functions.
  • Chronic kidney failure: Gradual failure of the kidneys over a period of time
  • Common migraine: Migraine headaches are recurrent headaches that may be unilateral or bilateral. Migraine headaches may occur with or without a prodrome. The aura of a migraine may consist of neurologic symptoms, such as dizziness, tinnitus, scotomas, photophobia, or visual scintillations (eg, bright zigzag lines).
  • Congestive cardiac failure: A condition characterized by breathlessness and abnormal sodium and water retention.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Ectopic ACTH Syndrome: A tumour arising in the body which releases excess quantities of ACTH
  • Edema: The abnormal retention of fluid in a given anatomical area
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome: Increased lung blood pressure that can result from conditions such as a hole in the wall between the two heart chambers.
  • Filariasis: Parasitic worm infection of the lympatic system
  • Fluid retention: A condition where a person retains fluid usually causing oedema
  • Fluid retention in pregnancy: Fluid retention in pregnancy is a noticeable swelling of parts of the body, usually peripherally, due to retention of fluid.
  • Glomerulonephritis: A condition which affects the kidneys and is characterized by inflammatory changes that occur in the glomeruli
  • Heart failure: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the heart to pump blood efficiently and effectively
  • Hemorragic fever with renal syndrome: A group of infectious diseases that involve bleeding, fever and kidney problems. Examples of viruses that can cause such infectious diseases include Hantan virus, Puumala virus and Seoul virus. Examples of diseases caused by viruses in this group includes epidemic nephritis, Hantaan fever and Songo fever. The virus is usually transmitted to human by rodents or biting insects such as mosquitos. The severity and range of symptoms is determined by the particular virus involved.
  • Herbal Agent adverse reaction -- Licorice: Licorice can be used as a herbal agent in cough medications and as a food additive in chewing gum and chewing tobacco. The herbal agent contains a chemical called glycyrrhizic acid which can cause an adverse reaction in some people.
  • Herbal Agent overdose -- Ginseng: Ginseng can be used as a herbal agent, usually in the form of a tea, to help combat stress. Excessive doses of ginseng can cause overdose symptoms - 3 to 15 g per day for a number of years can cause overdose symptoms.
  • Hip cancer: The presence of tumour growth in the bone of the hip, whether due to primary malignancies e.g. leukaemic or myeloma infiltration of the bone marrow, or due to secondary metastases from another site e.g. lung or breast; cancer affecting bone of hip likely to affect other bones e.g. vertebra, ribs
  • Interstitial nephritis: Any primary or secondary condition which affects the renal interstitial tissue
  • Kidney conditions: Any condition affecting the kidney organs.
  • Kidney failure: The inability of the kidney to function correctly in its function of excreting metabolites from the blood
  • Liver cancer: The occurrence of malignancy that occurs in the liver
  • Liver conditions: Any condition that affects the liver
  • Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
  • Lymphatic Filariasis: Parasitic worm infection of the lympatic system
  • Lymphedema: Swelling of a region due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels
  • Munk disease: A type of kidney disease that is more prevalent in children. It involves the build up of fats in the cells of the kidney tubules. The symptoms experienced may vary with the severity of the condition.
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Nephrosis, idiopathic form, familial: A rare, inherited, severe kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies are of no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition.
  • Nephrosis, idiopathic, sporadic:
  • Nephrosis, idiopathic, sporadic form: A rare kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies usually have no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition. The condition can reoccur even after a kidney transplant.
  • Nephrotic syndrome: A condition involving excess loss of protein in the urine, reduced albumin levels in the blood and swelling.
  • Nephrotic syndrome type 2: A rare, severe kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies are of no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition.
  • Nephrotic syndrome, early onset, type 3: A rare, early onset kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies usually have no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition.
  • Nephrotic syndrome, idiopathic, steroid-resistant, autosomal recessive: A rare, severe kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies are of no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition.
  • Nephrotic syndrome, idiopathic, steroid-resistant, familial: A rare, inherited, severe kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies are of no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition.
  • Nephrotic syndrome, steroid-resistant, sporadic idiopathic: A rare kidney disorder which usually results in end-stage kidney failure. Steroids and immunosuppressive therapies usually have no effect on the disease and only a kidney transplant can resolve the condition. The condition can reoccur even after a kidney transplant.
  • Nephrotic syndrome, steroid-sensitive: A kidney disease which can lead to end-stage kidney failure but tends to respond well to steroids and immunosuppressive therapies.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Occupational Cancer -- Liver cancer: Occupational exposure to vinyl chloride can increase the risk of developing liver cancer.
  • Partial atrioventricular canal: A type of congenital heart defect involving and abnormal opening between the heart chambers and defective valves that control blood flow in the heart. The partial form of the condition involves only the two upper heart chambers. Symptoms are determined by the severity of the defect. Often symptoms do not become apparent until later in life.
  • Pregnancy: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension: Preeclampsia is the development of high blood pressure, excess protein in the urine and swelling during pregnancy. Hypertension is a serious health condition due to the fact that it often causes no symptoms until it is severe. The blood pressure usually returns to normal after delivery.
  • Premenstrual syndrome: A collection of symptoms that some women suffer that occurs directly before menstruation
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis 1: Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic condition involving progressive destruction of the bile ducts in the liver. This results in an abnormal buildup of bile in the liver which eventually progresses to liver failure. Primary biliary cirrhosis 1 is linked to a genetic defect on chromosome 3p12-q13.2.
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis 2: Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic condition involving progressive destruction of the bile ducts in the liver. This results in an abnormal buildup of bile in the liver which eventually progresses to liver failure. Primary biliary cirrhosis 2 is linked to a genetic defect on chromosome 6p21.3.
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis 3: Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic condition involving progressive destruction of the bile ducts in the liver. This results in an abnormal buildup of bile in the liver which eventually progresses to liver failure. Primary biliary cirrhosis 3 is linked to a genetic defect on chromosome 1p31.2.
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis: Primary biliary cirrhosis is a chronic and progressive cholestatic disease of the liver.
  • Protein deficiency:
  • Pulmonary embolus: Pulmonary embolus is a condition in which a blood clot, piece of fat, or other solid substance travels through the bloodstream and lodges in a blood vessel of the lungs causing a blockage.
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis: Often a congenital defect but may be caused by such things as rheumatic fever or bacterial endocarditis. Severity depends on the degree of narrowing of the pulmonary valve.
  • Pulmonary venous hypertension: Pulmonary venous hypertension is high blood pressure results when the heart is unable to efficiently carry blood away from the lungs. The blood tends to collect in the lung tissue. It is usually the result of conditions such as left-sided heart disease, constrictive pericarditis and other heart problems.
  • Renovascular stenosis: renal artery stenosis is a narrowing or blockage of the artery that supplies blood to the kidney
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy: A condition which is characterized by restriction to the function of the walls of the heart
  • Rib symptoms: Symptoms affecting the ribs
  • Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis: Secondary biliary cirrhosis is a condition where the bile ducts are unable to transport bile effectively due to a secondary cause which results in blockage, inflammation, scarring or some other damage to the bile ducts. The condition may result from such things as congenital defect of the bile ducts (e.g. biliary atresia), cystic fibrosis, gallstones or a variety of other secondary conditions.
  • Steroid abuse: Steroids are man-made chemicals that can be used to promote muscle development and increase male sexual characteristics. Steroids are a prescription drug usually used to treat disorders such as delayed puberty and body wasting in AIDS patients. Excessive or improper use of steroids usually occurs in athletes and can result in a range of unwanted symptoms.
  • Subpulmonary stenosis: A narrowing in the artery that allows blood to flow from the right heart ventricle to the lungs in order to be oxygenated. Severity of symptoms is determined by the degree of narrowing.
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Thyroid disorders: Any medical condition which affects the thyroid
  • Truncus Arteriosus: A rare congenital heart vessel abnormality where the heart has only one artery coming out of it which forms the aorta and pulmonary artery and delivers blood to the body and the lungs. Normally the blood flow to the body and the lungs is carried out through separate blood vessels.
  • Varicose veins: Appearance of veins in the skin
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body
  • Weight gain: Gain of body weight.

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