Edema (swelling) can affect a small area of the body or the whole body and can be a result of infection, heart failure, kidney failure, pregnancy, injury, breast cancer treatment, and many other factors. Treating edema involves treating the condition causing edema. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how edema is caused, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
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Edema: Types, Causes, and Symptoms
"Edema" is a fancy word for swelling. Many medical conditions can cause it.
Swelling is an increase in the size or a change in the shape of an area of the body. Swelling can be caused by collection of body fluid, tissue growth, or abnormal movement or position of tissue.
Tips to help prevent swelling.