Action Cards: Swelling (Edema)

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Swelling (Edema)

Swelling (edema) is a condition in which fluid builds up in your body’s tissues. It can be caused by either a problem getting rid of fluid, or of retaining too much fluid.

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  • Wear loose clothing. Stay away from clothing that is constricting and shoes that are too tight.

  • Elevate your feet. Prop your feet up when sitting in a chair or resting in bed.

  • Limit salt (sodium) in your diet. Avoid foods such as chips, bacon, ham, and canned soup.

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