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.
WebMD explains the many causes of brain swelling - from traumatic injury to stroke - along with symptoms to look out for and treatments to bring down the pressure.
Why Am I Retaining Water?
Puffy face? Swollen ankles? Here are the most common causes of water retention and what you can do about it.
Hives and Angioedema Treatment
WebMD explains first aid treatment for somebody who has broken out in hives, an allergic skin reaction that causes slightly raised, smooth, flat-topped bumps.
Edema: Types, Causes, and Symptoms
"Edema" is a fancy word for swelling. Many medical conditions can cause it.