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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Dropsy (Definition)

Dropsy, also called edema, is the term for fluid accumulation in the skin or other parts of the ...Read more


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Is heart dropsy a real disease?

Is heart dropsy a real disease?

Dropsy: Dropsy is an old term for edema or swelling. So yes if you have chf. ...Read more

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What is dropsy?

What is dropsy?

Old term 4 anasarca.: Dropsy is an old english term for the swelling noted in right heart failure (anasarca is the greek word for it). ...Read more

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How can I recover from dropsy?

How can I recover from dropsy?

Old term: Dropsy is an outdated term that means swelling of the soft tissues. Probably equivalent to the term edema used today. Edema can be from heart failure , protien calorie malnutrion , thyroid disease, inflamation etc. So without knowing the cause of your edema , can't really give a prognosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for dropsy?

What are the tests for dropsy?

Clinical diagnosis: Dropsy, excessive accumulation of fluid in the tissues is a clinical diagnosis. If you press the skin, on a bone, with your thumb for about 30 seconds and if it leaves a depression, that is the usual test for dropsy. Additional tests are needed to determine the cause which may be diseases of heart, kidney, liver or intestine. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dropsy?

What kind of condition is dropsy?

Swelling: Dropsy is an older term for swelling, which represents salt and water retention and which may occur in the lungs and/or legs. It is most commonly a result of heart or kidney failure, but could also be a manifestation of inadquate venous or lymphatic function. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is dropsy and how do you get it?

Could you explain what is dropsy and how do you get it?

Edema: Dropsy is an old term which refers to excess fluid in the tissues, i.e. Edema. There are many causes of edema. Edema can be due to serious conditions (heart failure, kidney failure, liver failure, lymphatic obstruction); but mild degrees of edema can be a common occurrence in women with premenstrual bloat, or after a prolonged immobilization (long plane flight). ...Read more