National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Edema is the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Edema means swelling caused by fluid in your body's tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your entire body.
Causes of edema include
To keep swelling down, your health care provider may recommend keeping your legs raised when sitting, wearing support stockings, limiting how much salt you eat, or taking a medicine called a diuretic - also called a water pill.
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)