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What kind of condition is dropsy?

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Dr. John Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Hammes
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dropsy

This is very old term for what we now call heart failure which is manifest as swelling.

In brief: Dropsy

This is very old term for what we now call heart failure which is manifest as swelling.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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