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Edema Defined - Edema Information - Treatment

Posted Oct 04 2009 11:11pm
Definition: Edema is the accumulation of excessive fluid in body tissue. This accumulation can be in one place, such as the legs, or it can be generalized over a larger area. Edema is accumulation of interstitial fluid that results in more than just swelling. It can be up to 3 liters of fluid that collects in the tissue due to some problem such as obstruction of the lymphatic system, venous system (the series of veins that return blood to the heart), congestive heart failure, kidney disease or cirrhosis.

Edema may be determined from common swelling by pressing your finger into the skin. If the skin remains indented, this is known as "pitting" and is a sign of edema. [ reference ]

What causes pitting edema?

Edema is caused by either systemic diseases, that is, diseases that affect the various organ systems of the body, or by local conditions involving just the affected extremities. The most common systemic diseases associated with edema involve the heart, liver, and kidneys. In these diseases, edema occurs primarily because of the body's retention of too much salt (sodium chloride). The excess salt causes the body to retain water. This water then leaks into the interstitial tissue spaces, where it appears as edema.

The most common local conditions that cause edema are varicose veins and thrombophlebitis (inflammation of the veins) of the deep veins of the legs. These conditions can cause inadequate pumping of the blood by the veins (venous insufficiency). The resulting increased back-pressure in the veins forces fluid stay in the extremities (especially the ankles and feet). The excess fluid then leaks into the interstitial tissue spaces, causing edema.

How does salt intake affect edema?

The body's balance of salt is usually well-regulated. A normal person can consume small or large quantities of salt in the diet without concern for developing salt depletion or retention. The intake of salt is determined by dietary patterns and the removal of salt from the body is accomplished by the kidneys. The kidneys have a great capacity to control the amount of salt in the body by changing the amount of salt eliminated (excreted) in the urine. The amount of salt excreted by the kidneys is regulated by hormonal and physical factors that signal whether retention or removal of salt by the kidneys is necessary.

If the blood flow to the kidneys is decreased by an underlying condition such as heart failure, the kidneys react by retaining salt. This salt retention occurs because the kidneys perceive that the body needs more fluid to compensate for the decreased blood flow. If the patient has a kidney disease that impairs the function of the kidneys, the ability to excrete salt in the urine is limited. In both conditions, the amount of salt in the body increases, which causes the patient to retain water and develop edema.

Patients experiencing a disturbance in their ability to normally excrete salt may need to either be placed on a diet limited in salt and/or given diuretic medications (water pills). In the past, patients with diseases associated with edema were placed on diets very restricted in salt intake. With the development of new and very potent diuretic agents, this marked restriction in dietary salt intake is generally no longer necessary. These diuretics work by blocking the reabsorption and retention of salt by the kidneys, thereby increasing the amount of salt and water that is eliminated in the urine. [ reference ]

Capisette may be helpful for reducing leakage of fluids from the capillaries which can benefit those who are experiencing localized swelling from Edema.

In clinical practice, edema is a commonly encountered health issue for many physicians. Despite its regularity, effective treatments are considered relatively recent developments. Today, with the advent of alternative therapies, benign cases of edema can be completely eradicated. We at Progressive Health realize that for many individual's suffering from edema, the noticeable swelling can be a frightening experience as swelling may indicate the presence of an underlying disease.

Capisette has been developed to provide you with the most potent blend of proven nutrients which will eliminate fluid retention regardless of edema severity. Whether your swelling is caused by an underlying condition, or simply from sitting or standing too long on a regular basis, Capisette provides you with an effective means to control your edema.

Nutritional supplementation may prove to be one of the most important components to ending edema and its many troublesome symptoms. Capisette provides those nutritionals when taken daily.

Edema is defined as a noticeable swelling resulting from the accumulation of fluid in certain body tissues. The condition occurs when certain forces increase capillary permeability or interstitial oncotic pressure.

To simply matters, the swelling occurs as excessive fluid under the skin accumulates in the spaces within the tissues that are outside of the blood vessels. These spaces may also referred to as compartments or interstitial spaces. The body's many organs also have these interstitial spaces, or areas between the cells, where fluid can accumulate. However, edema most commonly occurs in the feet and legs. This is known as peripheral edema.

Edema is defined as an accumulation of fluid between the spaces in the body's cells. This most commonly occurs in the soft tissues areas of the body.

Edema at a Glance:

Edema is defined as a noticeable swelling resulting from the accumulation of fluid in certain body tissues. The condition occurs when certain forces increase capillary permeability or interstitial oncotic pressure.

To simplify matters, the swelling occurs as excessive fluid under the skin accumulates in the spaces within the tissues that are outside of the blood vessels. These spaces may also be referred to as compartments or interstitial spaces. The body's many organs also have these interstitial spaces, or areas between the cells, where fluid can accumulate. However, edema most commonly occurs in the feet and legs. This is known as peripheral edema.

There a multitude of internal and external influences that can lead to edema and/or fluid retention. Edema's cause can even remain unknown, though this occurs most often in women rather than men. The existing risk factors, underlying medical conditions, and triggers include: Varicose veins or thrombophlebitis (blood clot resulting in edema), Heart Failure, Cirrhosis of the liver, Liver and Kidney disease (nephrotic syndrome), Low levels of albumin in the blood, Standing or sitting for extended durations and Excessive salt intake/salt retention.

Addressing the underlying cause(s) of your edema remains important, as this condition may represent a much more serious health issue

Increased Circulation- Increasing circulation will help normalize your bodily fluids and improve blood flow.

Capisette is specifically formulated to be helpful with edema. Studies show that the ingredients in our product can provide many benefits, including:

Reducing Capillary Permeability- This will help slow leakage from the capillaries.

Increased Circulation- Increasing circulation will help normalize your bodily fluids and improve blood flow.

Anti-inflammatory- The key compounds in Capisette may act as anti-inflammatory agents.

Comments and Testimonials
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