Disease Information for Edema

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bilateral ankle swelling
Bilateral leg edema/swelling
Mobile edema/shifts overnight
Tightness of skin/sensation
Weight gain in Elderly
Calf enlargement/bilateral
Edema of Lower Extremities
Leg fatigue
Leg/lower extremity pains
Swollen Limb
Limp
Weight gain
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/High Salt Intake
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Preeclampsia/toxemia
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Lifestyle/Morbid obesity
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Aldosterone, serum (Lab)
URINE Aldosterone
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Heel pad thickened
Xray/Heel pad thickened
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Nephrotic syndrome
Associated Disease & Complications
Cellulitis, leg/ankles
Edema
Hyponatremia
Stasis ulcer lower extremities
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
CLASS/Lower extremity involvement/disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Edematous process
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Benzthiazide (Exna)
RX/Diuretic
RX/Furosemide (Lasix)
RX/Loop-diuretic
RX/Thiazide/hydrochlorothiazide
RX/Triamterene (Dyrenium)
Other Treatments
TX/Salt restriction
Definition

Swelling caused by excess fluid in body tissues.

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Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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