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Diseases

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Idiopathic edema

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • Idiopathic cyclic edema
  • Idiopathic orthostatic edema
  • Fluid retention syndrome
  • Cyclical edema
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Treatment

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What treatment is available for idiopathic edema?

Most individuals with idiopathic edema experience a decrease in swelling and fluid retention with the introduction of a low sodium, low carbohydrate diet. For individuals already taking diuretics, a brief discontinuation may result in symptom improvement as well. Individuals who do not respond to initial treatment may be difficult to treat; however, other therapies such as use of hypertension medications (ACE inhibitors) have shown success in some cases.[1]
Last updated: 6/16/2016

References
  1. Richard H. Stens. Idiopathic Edema. UpToDate. August 03, 2015; http://www.uptodate.com/contents/idiopathic-edema.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Idiopathic cyclic edema
  • Idiopathic orthostatic edema
  • Fluid retention syndrome
  • Cyclical edema
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.