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Lymphedema

Lymphedema --> lymphoedema

(Science: dermatology, oncology) swelling of the subcutaneous tissues caused by obstruction of the lymphatic drainage.

It results from fluid accumulation and may arise from surgery, radiation or the presence of a tumour in the area of the lymph nodes.


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Use of diuretics

Some doctors, who are not informed about lymphedema, prescribe diuretics to make the swelling go away -- but they are not the answer. Diuretics affect the kidneys -- not the lymphatic system. They remove fluid from the body and this makes the ...

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by alexade
Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:47 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Use of diuretics
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Views: 7991

Req: Info on full body Edema-Need links, articles, opinions

... over, full body edema. I am familiar with the terms interstitial fluid, intracellular, extracellular and several of the diagnosis like Lipoedema, Lymphedema, etc. However, when searching, I can not find a type of edema that covers the whole body. Here is a description in patient's words: Pitting ...

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by midwestmainer
Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Req: Info on full body Edema-Need links, articles, opinions
Replies: 1
Views: 3237

The Fiber Disease

... CHF or the cellulitis. Other diseases that may sometimes mimic cellulitis include contact dermatitis, drug or foreign body reactions, urticaria, lymphedema, lupus erythematosus, sarcoidosis, lymphoma, leukemia, paget disease, dendritic cell sarcoma, rheumatoid arthritis, and panniculitis. The ...

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by Marcos
Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5565424


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