Health Notes

Oedema

Also indexed as:Bloating, Fluid Retention, Water Retention, Oedema, Lymphedema
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Lifestyle Modification

If the oedema is affecting one limb, the limb should be kept elevated whenever possible. This allows fluid to drain more effectively from the congested area. To decrease fluid build-up in the legs, people should avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time without moving.

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