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NSAID Side Effects – Edema

November 13, 2010
Fluid Retention

Fluid Retention

Observable swelling from fluid retention in the tissues of your body is called edema.  Edema is a possible side effect from using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat the osteoarthritis in your knee.  The swelling is most common in the feet and ankles.

Swollen ankles can also be a symptom of heart, kidney, and respiratory problems.  Edema can be the sign of a serious medical condition.  Since NSAID use can also result in serious heart, kidney, and respiratory problems, consult your physician immediately is your ankles swell unexpectedly.



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