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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Dropsy (Definition)

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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Old term: Dropsy is an outdated term that means swelling of the soft tissues.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 are the symptoms of dropsy?

Too vague: Don't know what you mean by "dropsy". ...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

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What is the treatment for dropsy?

What is the treatment for dropsy?

Depends on cause: Dropsy is a general term for widespread accumulation of fluid/water in tissues. The common causes are heart failure, low blood protein due to kidney or liver disease, malabsorption, nutritional deficiency. The treatment is based on the etiology of the fluid accumulation. Each of the disorders causing fluid accumulation has other factors that need to be taken into account for treatment. ...Read more

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What is called dropsy and what is it caused by?

What is called dropsy and what is it caused by?

Depends on cause: Dropsy is a term for generalized edema. It may be due to heart failure, liver and kidney disease, malnutrition etc. Other symptoms depend on the underlying pathology and may included respiratory trouble, jaundice, uremia etc. ...Read more

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Besides swelling, what are the other symptoms of dropsy?

Besides swelling, what are the other symptoms of dropsy?

Depends on cause: Dropsy is a term for generalized edema. It may be due to heart failure, liver and kidney disease, malnutrition etc. Other symptoms depend on the underlying pathology and may included respiratory trouble, jaundice, uremia etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dropsy? What is the cure for it?

What are the symptoms of dropsy? What is the cure for it?

Dropsy: Read this: In old times it was a term for tissue swelling often synonomous with congestive heart failure.

http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/art. Asp? Articlekey=13311 ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are the symptoms of dropsy and the cure for it?

I'm curious as to what are the symptoms of dropsy and the cure for it?

Dropsy=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

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Is dropsy the same thing as edema? What other symptoms can accompany dropsy?

Depends on cause: Dropsy is a term for generalized edema. It may be due to heart failure, liver and kidney disease, malnutrition etc. Other symptoms depend on the underlying pathology and may included respiratory trouble, jaundice, uremia etc. ...Read more

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Besides swelling, what are the other symptoms of dropsy? How can I fight them?

Besides swelling, what are the other symptoms of dropsy? How can I fight them?

Depends on cause: Dropsy is a term for generalized edema. It may be due to heart failure, liver and kidney disease, malnutrition etc. The underlying cause needs to be treated to "fight" it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have slight discomfort in my head sometimes. Will it be related to dropsy?

What to do if I have slight discomfort in my head sometimes. Will it be related to dropsy?

No: Dropsy is an antiquated term for congestive heart failure. (you must be reading too many 19th century novels!). CHF does not cause headaches. You don't have vapors or neurasthenia either! ...Read more

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Fat! Sadly I can't post pics but I'm prettty sure it got dropsy if not its pregnant but just in case its dropsy how do I cure it, what to do?

Fat! Sadly I can't post pics but I'm prettty sure it got dropsy if not its pregnant but just in case its dropsy how do I cure it, what to do?

Fat vs pregnant vs: Dropsy is an old term for edema. Pregnant women can get edema from the pressure of fetus on lower extremity venous drainage. Obese folks often get edema for somewhat similar reasons and just plain venous insufficiency and other causes exist. The cause dictates the treatment. ...Read more