Edema

"Edema" in medical terms simply refers to swelling. Our all body parts swell from injury or inflammation. There are various reasons which are main causes like Medications, pregnancy, infections, and other medical complications. Edema most commonly affects your feet, ankles, and legs; however it can also affect your whole body as well.

Causes & Risk Factors:
Causes of Edema include:
1. Consuming too much salt
2. Sunburn
3. Heart failure
4. Kidney disease
5. Liver problems from cirrhosis
6. Pregnancy
7. Problems with lymph nodes
8. Some medicines
9. Standing or walking in warm weather

Excess fluid trapped in our body’s tissues causes edema, or swelling. Edema can affect any part of the body, but it is most noticeable in the hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs.

Symptoms of edema include • Swelling of the tissue directly under the skin, especially in legs and arms, • Stretched or shiny skin, • Increased abdominal size

•Movement, •Elevation, •Reduced salt intake, •Compression, and, •Increased intake of fluids are some of the home remedies for edema