What Are the Risk Factors for Developing Edema?

Q:
What are the risk factors for developing edema?

A:
If you are pregnant, your body retains more sodium and water than usual due to the fluid needed by the fetus and placenta. This can increase your risk of developing edema.

Your risk of edema may be increased if you take certain medications, including:

  • High blood pressure medications
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Steroid drugs
  • Estrogens
  • Certain diabetes medications called thiazolidinediones

Keyword: pulmonary edema risks; pulmonary edema pregnancy.

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