January 25, 2010
Health Tip: What May Cause Swelling
A buildup of fluid in tissue
(HealthDay News) -- Swelling occurs when fluid builds up in the body's tissues.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers this list of common causes of swelling:
- Sunburns and other burns.
- Health conditions such as heart failure, liver failure or chronic kidney disease.
- Thyroid disease.
- Too much salt (sodium).
- A side effect of certain drugs, including some steroids, blood pressure medicines, painkillers or estrogen.
- Poor nutrition.