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Many conditions associated with edema means that it has many causes, too. Here are some ways that conditions could cause edema:
A healthy liver helps to regulate the level of fluid in the body. If the liver is damaged, it may not be able to do this, leading to fluid build-up.
The kidneys may not be able to eliminate enough fluid from your child’s body.
Edema related to heart disease can be associated with
Since your child’s body depends on her heart to pump blood to her organs, poor cardiac function can cause edema in several ways:
Aside from the actual swelling, you or your child may notice your child:
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