Edema: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments


This health condition results from excess fluid found in the body tissue from leakage of blood vessels, which leads to swelling of the affected area. Edema mostly occurs in older adults from the age of 65 and affects the legs, hands, ankles, feet, and arms. This condition also affects other parts of the body system like muscles, face, and abdomen.

In some people pregnancy may be a cause, medications also result in edema, infections, and other medical problems. Simple lifestyle changes like standing, and walking up and down help to also reduce swollen areas. In this article, the causes, symptoms, types, and treatment will be discussed.