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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...