In medicine and nursing the term "gross" is intended to mean "big as seen by the naked eye". Edema has two types: regular "edema" and "pitting edema". "Pitting" edema is when I press my finger onto the edema and when I remove my finger, the skin stays pressed in, it it "pitting".
Typically, edema should be measured, with a measuring tape, rather than using a subjective word like "gross" (i.e. big). What looks "big and obvious" to me may look different to you. So, especially in pitting edema, we use +1, +2, +3 -- OR-- we use a measurement and measure both sides, say both ankles, for comparison. If one ankle measures 15inches and the other measures 17.2 inches, that shows one angle is much more swollen than the other.
One tip: Doctors are more apt to use words like "gross edema" or "grossly obese". Nurses measure more than doctors.
Pitting edema is edema severe enough to leave a dent when pressed with a finger. Pitting edema is assessed by pushing gently with a finger and evaluating the response. Mild is a one plus, moderate is a two plus, deep is a three plus, and very deep is a four plus.
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Yes, there is a cure for edema. Lasix or Furosemide is a kind of drug that intends to cure acute pulmonary edema and other edema types that usually cause swelling. Furosemide works effectively by excreting the unwanted water or body fluids in a patient's body; but actually, these swellings are just indirect effects from some major body ailments such as renal diseases, congestive heart failures and may more. You can look for more information about treatment for edema at the Related Link.
Edema is not so much about fluid overload in the body than a specific area getting, or accumulating, more than other areas. The fluid in our bodies is managed by the lymphatic system, and if it is blocked, or perhaps overloaded in a specific part of the body, then edema, or swelling of fluid, develops.
There are 6 types of edema. Generalized edema, skin edema, peripheral edema, corneal edema, cerebral edema, pulmonary edema, myxedema and lymphedema.
Discogenic edema is swelling (edema) of the vertebra in the spine (disc's).
edema is found in the interstitial fluid
Non-pitting edema is a type of swelling. Pitting edema occurs when the swollen area is pressed and remains indented. The indentation does not occur with non-pitting edema.
Perifocal edema is swelling of the brain tissue.
How do you treat marrow edema
Gerard Edema was born in 1652.
Gerard Edema died in 1700.
orbital fat edema
Edema is also known by Anasarca, a much generalized form of enema.
Rancid edema secondary to tobacco abuse