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1.  Edema
Edema is a condition of abnormally large fluid volume in the circulatory system or in tissues between the body's cells (interstitial spaces).
Symptoms:
  • Edema
2.  Thrombophlebitis
Thrombophlebitis is an inflammation of a vein, usually in your legs, that becomes swollen due to a blood clot. A blood clot is a solid formation of blood cells that stick together. Blood clots can interfere with th...
Symptoms:
  • Edema
  • Arm pain
  • Pain
  • Warm skin
  • Dermatitis
3.  Noninvasive Treatment for Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged, and painful veins that fill with blood. They usually develop in the legs and are raised above the surface of the skin. They are not life-threatening, but can cause discomfort an...
Symptoms:
  • Edema
4.  HELLP Syndrome
HELLP syndrome is an extremely dangerous condition that can develop in pregnant women. It includes: h emolysis EL : elevated liver enzymes LP : a low platelet count Hemolysis refers to a breakdown of red blood cells...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Edema
  • Headache
  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Epigastric pain
5.  Heart Failure
Heart failure is characterized by the heart's inability to pump an adequate supply of blood. Without sufficient blood flow, all major body functions are disrupted. Heart failure is a collection of symptoms and problem...
Symptoms:
  • Edema
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hyperventilation
  • Swollen feet
  • Difficulty breathing when lying down
6.  Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
Ischemic cardiomyopathy (IC) is a condition that occurs when the heart muscle is weakened. In this condition, the left ventricle, which is the main heart muscle, is usually enlarged and dilated. This condition can be ...
Symptoms:
  • Edema
  • Swollen ankle
  • Swollen feet
  • Hard to awaken
  • Pain
7.  Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease caused by alcohol abuse. Long-term alcohol abuse weakens and thins the heart muscle. The damaged muscle cannot pump blood as it should, which deprives the bod...
Symptoms:
  • Edema
  • Palpitations
  • Fast heart rate
  • Fluid retention
  • Fluttering heart
8.  Glomerulonephritis
The glomeruli are structures in your kidneys made up of tiny blood vessels. These knots of vessels help filter blood and remove excess fluid. If your glomeruli are damaged, your kidneys will stop longer work properly...
Symptoms:
  • Edema
  • Anemia
  • Delirium
  • Hard to awaken
  • Body ache
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