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Edema, Idiopathic


Synonyms of Edema, Idiopathic
  • Cyclic Edema
  • Periodic Edema

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Idiopathic Edema is a common disorder that occurs almost exclusively in women. It is characterized by salt retention in the absence of heart, kidney, or liver disease. The swelling (edema) may be episodic or persistent. Swelling of the face, hands, and feet develops rapidly, frequently accompanied by headache, irritability, and depression. Weight gain also occurs.



    Organizations related to Edema, Idiopathic
    • NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      2 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: 800-891-5389
      e-mail: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov
    • NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
      31 Center Drive MSC 2480
      Bethesda MD 20892-2480
      Phone #: 301-592-8573
      800 #: --
      e-mail: nhlbiinfo@rover.nhlbi.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/



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