Edema in the Elderly

  • 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.

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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 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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  • Adaptive Footwear: Finding Shoes for a Senior's Hard-to-Fit Feet

    Podiatric issues like arthritis, structural foot deformities and complications from diabetes can make it hard for seniors to find shoes that fit properly. Family caregivers offer tips for finding and affording orthopedic shoes and custom orthotics.

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