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Why does edema occur in liver damage?

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Mithun
Budding data scientist | Love data 05 February 2018 at 10:05

Edema is a swelling from fluid accumulation in body tissues. When parts of the body are affected with edemait is called edematous. Edema commonly affects the feet, ankles, legs, and hands which is peripheral edema. The swelling is the cause of the accumulation of excess fluid beneath the skin within the tissues. The edema that occur liver is mainly caused by salt retention, which results in gathering excess fluid in the body. This salt retention in the liver causes forming of fluid which results in edema. In certain liver diseases, low levels of albumin in the blood can contribute to fluid retention. Cirrhosis of the liver is the most common systemic diseases that cause edema.