Caring for a Senior with Edema

While swelling, weight gain, or puffiness in certain areas may not always be a cause for concern, it can be a result of edema which may require necessary treatment. Edema is a medical term for swelling in the body and can be a symptom of chronic medical conditions, which can be especially serious for seniors. Edema can manifest in the body in a variety of ways and can be located in a generalized way or a localized spot and can range from minor to severe. Edema is often caused by...

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