Edema is the swelling of an organ or tissue due to the accumulation or excess intratisular fluid in the interstitial medium. Edema can be caused by many primitive causes.
Edema of cardiac, renal or hepatic origin
- Although edema may be due to many primitive causes, its general mechanism is the intratisular accumulation of fluids (1).
- Some possible causes of edema:
- Congestive heart failure, right or overall
- Nephrotic syndrome (loss of proteins in the kidneys), or acute glomerulonephritis (1)…*