Normal people call it swelling, doctors call it Edema. In other words, Edema is the medical term used for swelling. When a body part swells due to any medical condition such as inflammation, infection, pregnancy, medicinal side effect, external trauma, it is because our small blood vessels leak the trapped fluid into the nearby tissues causing them to bulge outward in a rather painful manner known as Edema. It can happen anywhere, inside or outside the body.
Causes of Edema
Edema can be caused by various outward or inward agents; lack of proteins in the blood, allergic reactions, blood clots, tumours, burns, infections, high altitudes, medicines and even bee stings and insect bites can cause Edema.
Types of Edema
Although the Edema can occur in any body part, it still has types according to wherever it occurs and its nature.
For instance, Peripheral Edema affects the limbs which could be a sign of a troubled […]