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Jane's Blog Peripheral Edema

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Jane's Blog Peripheral Edema

Fluid retention or edema is swelling caused by the abnormal buildup of fluid in the body. The fluid collects under the skin within the tissues that are outside of the circulatory system. Edema is most common in the feet and legs, but it can occur in the hands, arms, face, abdomen, and around the lungs. Affected areas of the body may ache or feel stiff. There’s a difference between pitting and non-pitting edema. If you apply pressure to the swollen area and your finger leaves an indentation, you have pitting edema. Water retention from too much sodium in the body, standing...

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