is an abnormal accumulation of fluid beneath the skin. This leads to a puffy
appearance, often to a limb, most commonly a leg. There are many causes of
edema. In some cases, the underlying problem must be medically treated in order
for the edema to resolve. In other cases it is possible with both conventional
and natural approaches to focus specifically on the edema. Unless edema is
clearly due to minor trauma, it should never be treated until the underlying
cause has been properly diagnosed by a healthcare professional.
Inflammation is a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain, swelling, redness heat, and dysfunction.
This is the place for people with chronic pain with edema/inflammation, to talk about Physicians, diseases, illnesses, treatments, medications, support, pharmacists, healthcare woes and/or pain management. We welcome all, particularily those who have Lupus (SLE), Auto-Immune Disorders, Arthritis, Thyroid Disorders, Obesity, Diabetes, Degenerative Disk (DDD), Vascular Disease, Coronary Disease, Lung Disease, and so much more. Most of us suffer in silence. Not many people understand how debilitating and painful edema/inflammation/chronic illnesses can be. Feel free to discuss alternative therapies such as acupuncture, yoga, meditation, Reiki, to name a few, within a supportive and warm environment.
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- May 30, 2004
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