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What Is Dropsy Disease In Humans
Old term: Dropsy is an outdated term that means swelling of the soft tissues.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
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
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
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
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
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
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Not necessarily: Fetal hydrops just means excess fluid in a baby's body. It can result from a variety of conditions, including severe anemia and heart failure. It is extremely serious, and frequently fatal, but if the underlying condition that caused the hydrops can be treated, a baby with hydrops can survive. ...Read more
I've had a diagnosis of cochlear hydrops for last 4 years. It's a less robust variant of menier's disease. I've not lost any hearing.
Bummer!: You probably get bouts of vertigo. Sorry. Stay in touch with your ENT doc. ...Read more
I have 2 kids with lung and heart disease associated with hydrops. Any idea which doctors and hospitals are the best in usa on these subjects?
Please, specify: Hydrops and dropsy are general terms and not used much anymore. You mention pulmonary hypertension. Your kids have pulmonary hypertension? You mention tobacco use. I presume that you smoke, not the kidneys. Please, specify in your question the exact diagnosis of the kids and their age group and whether the disease runs in the family. ...Read more
Complicated: The abnormal collection of fluid in more than one area of the fetal body, ascites or effusions, is termed hydrops fetalis. It could be immune or non-immune. It has to be managed by a high risk specialist who can explain this complicated and deadly condition to you in detail. It's one reason early prenatal care can help identify any abnormal antibodies or infections that can cause it. ...Read more
Inner ear disorder:
Endolymphatic hydrops is a disorder of the vestibular system (your inner ear 'balance center). It includes conditions such as meniere's disease, which is characterized by dizziness, hearing loss and ear pain.
Here's a helpful link:
http://www. Californiaearinstitute. Com/ear-disorders-endolymphatic-hydrops-ear-institute-bay-area. Php. ...Read more
Hydrops fetalis,: Excessive fluid build-up in 2 or more body parts in a fetus, can be pretty severe, as you describe. Non-immune hydrops can be from heart or lung problems, severe anemia (alpha-thalassemia or infections), genetic syndromes or problems in fetal development. I'd seek evaluations of both kids by a geneticist to look for a cause ; by your state's early intervention program to assess their development. ...Read more
I have labrynthine hydrops and haven't gone back to work in 6months. What can I do to get better?
See a specialist: You need to see an ENT doctor who specializes in neuro-otology. These doctors have special training in ear disease and can diagnose and treat complicated ear disease (which is what it sounds like you have). You should not be out of work for 6 months if properly treated. ...Read more