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

    Edema is a common symptom of heart, liver and kidney diseases. For many seniors this excess fluid retention is a serious problem. Know the signs of edema and what medical and lifestyle options can minimize swelling and discomfort.

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  • 10 Warning Signs of Kidney Disease

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

  • 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.

  • Caregiver Tips for Managing Swelling in a Senior’s Feet, Ankles and Legs

    Swollen extremities can be uncomfortable, but this can also point to a serious underlying condition. Veteran caregivers share their tips for monitoring a senior’s edema, keeping the swelling down and improving circulation.

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