What is the treatment for edema?

Treat the cause. Edema is swelling of the skin that can be caused by many things. Usually we treat the cause but sometimes we give water pills to decrease it, such as in heart failure.
Need more info. There are to many causes and locations in the body for edema for any meaningful answer to your question.
Many causes and RX. Leg swelling is a common complaint with many causes including problems with the heart, lungs or kidneys, as well as medications, lymphedema, dvt, cellulitis, venous insufficiency and a host of other issues. There is also a difference in cause if the swelling is one side or bilateral. There are many treatments for swelling but the first step is to identify the cause. See a vein specialist or md.

Related Questions

Please tell me what's the treatment for peripheral edema?

Swollen feet and ank. Like any other problem the remedies step from knowing the cause of the problem. If the swelling is due to poor veins in the legs, support hose may help. For some people weight loss helps. There are many causes for swollen lower extremities you need to be seen by your dr. To find out why the swelling and what to do about it. Read more...

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is bisgaard treatment for mastectomy edema?

Not recognized Rx. As with many holistic/naturopathic they are not well studied and often fall short of their zealot supporters claims. A more clinical tried and true if Omental tansplant from the abdomin to the axillae. Read more...

What's the best treatment for pulmonary edema if the person has renal failure?

Diuretics -dialysis. It depends how severe the renal failure is as to which treatment is best. If severe renal failure is present urgent dialysis is best to remove excess water. If not severe, sometimes diuretics can do the job. Read more...

What is the treatment for bone marrow edema?

Bone marrow edema. Depends on the cause & location. Bone bruising or bone marrow edema (bme) is generally due to trauma or stress. Some systemic illnesses can also cause it. Often it seenon mri. Bme or bone bruise is not treated; if symptomatic, the cause is treated. Conservative treatment, infusion of prostacycline or bisphosphonates, and surgery are options. "bone marrow edema syndrome" is an entity. Read more...