Edema - Ethos Fit Pregnancy Clinic, Delhi, India




  • Treatment of Edema
    • Homeopathic Treatment of Edema
    • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Edema
    • Psychotherapy Treatment of Edema
    • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Edema
    • Surgical Treatment of Edema
    • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Edema
    • Other Treatment of Edema
  • What is Edema
  • Symptoms of Edema
  • Causes of Edema
  • Risk factors of Edema
  • Complications of Edema
  • Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Edema
  • Precautions & Prevention of Edema

Treatment of Edema

Homeopathic Treatment of Edema

Homeopathic Treatment of Edema reduces swelling especially in legs and ankle. It is also helpful when puffy swelling develops below the eyes or in the extremities. Homeopathy improves the root cause of swelling thus prevents it developing further. Some of the homeopathic remedies for treatment of edema are:

  • Apis mellifica
  • Calcarea carbonica
  • Graphites
  • Ledum palustre
  • Kali carbonicum
  • Pulsatilla

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Edema

Acupuncture improves energy flow, removes blocks and relieves edema. It cures underlying blockage of energy channels to stop edema from occurring.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Edema

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Edema

Allopathic Treatment of Edema involves the use of drugs that help your body expel excess fluid in the form of urine. One of the most common diuretics is furosemide (Lasix).

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Edema

  • Reduce your sodium intake
  • Eat foods high in vitamin B such as dark leafy greens, oatmeal, lima beans, and asparagus.

What is Edema

Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body’s tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your entire body.

Symptoms of Edema

  • Swelling of the tissue directly under your skin
  • Stretched skin
  • Skin that retains a dimple after being pressed for several seconds
  • Increased abdominal size

Causes of Edema

  • Sitting or staying in one position for too long
  • Eating too much salty food
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Premenstrual signs and symptoms
  • Weak or damaged leg veins
  • Pregnancy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Estrogens
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cirrhosis

Risk factors of Edema

Taking certain medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, estrogens, calcium channel blockers and diabetes medications

Complications of Edema

  • Difficulty in walking
  • Decreased blood circulation
  • Decreased elasticity of arteries, veins, joints and muscles
  • Painful swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Stretched skin,
  • infection in the swollen area
  • Scarring between layers of tissue
  • Increased risk of skin ulcers 

Diagnosis of Edema

Diagnosis of Edema involves the following tests:

  • Physical exam and medical history
  • X-rays and ultrasound exams
  • Blood tests or urine analysis

Precautions & Prevention of Edema

Prevention of edema can be achieved by the treatment. 

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