Edema in the Elderly

Articles, practical tips, and information for seniors and caregivers dealing with edema; swelling caused by excess fluids trapped in body tissue.

Edema Articles

  • Caring for a Senior With Edema

    Seniors are at a higher risk of developing edema, swelling due to fluid retention. Family caregivers should learn the symptoms and causes of edema to prevent serious complications, some of which can be life threatening.

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  • 10 Warning Signs of Kidney Disease

    Early symptoms of kidney disease are subtle and can go unnoticed for many years. Delays in medical treatment could be fatal, so it’s important to catch the signs early to prevent permanent kidney damage.

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  • Understanding Heart Failure in the Elderly

    Learn what factors contribute to the development of heart failure and how certain lifestyle changes can help prevent its onset and slow its progression.

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  • Caregiver Tips for Managing Swollen Feet and Ankles in Seniors

    Swollen extremities are common, especially during the heat of summer, but persistent swelling may point to a serious underlying condition. Experienced caregivers share their best tips for monitoring edema, reducing inflammation and improving circulation.

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