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What causes edema and general weakness? 8 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Pregnancy

Bleeding or spotting, increased need to urinate, tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, and missed period are signs of pregnancy.

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2

HELLP Syndrome

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

HELLP syndrome is a group of symptoms that can develop in pregnant women. Learn about HELLP syndrome, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

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3

Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Ischemic cardiomyopathy (IC) is a condition that occurs when the heart muscle is weakened. It's usually caused by heart attack or coronary artery disease.

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4

Hypertensive Heart Disease

Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart conditions caused by high blood pressure. Possible symptoms of acute hypertension include sweating and chills.

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5

Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy

Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease caused by alcohol abuse. Long-term alcohol abuse weakens and thins the heart muscle. The damaged muscle cannot pump blood as it should, which deprives the bod...

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6

Myocarditis

Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle. It is a rare condition that can be caused by any number of autoimmune diseases, viral, bacterial, or fungal infections, or parasites. When you have an infection or a...

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7

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is a serious illness that can stop your kidneys from functioning properly. Learn how this condition is diagnosed and treated.

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8

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is the severe scarring and poor function of the liver caused by long-term exposure to toxins such as alcohol or viral infections.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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