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Edema (cont.)

Prevention

Prevention of further episodes of edema can be achieved by the treatments mentioned above. The ultimate goal is to address and treat any underlying cause of edema.

Outlook

With appropriate follow-up edema can be treated successfully. The degree of response can vary depending on the severity of the cause and the patient's underlying medical condition.

Medically reviewed by Rambod Rouhbakhsh, MD, MBA, FAAFP; American Board of Family Medicine


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/29/2014

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