What is it about?
In this article the aims was to describe oedema, differences between chronic and acute oedema, define the different types of oedemas, facts about chronic oedema and discuss how can we help the patient, nurses and the community to recognise, prevent and cooperate with treatment and follow- up.
Why is it important?
Nowadays with longer life expectations the chronic illnesses are more prevalent. Chronic illnesses causing long term progressive conditions for patients and social, economic, psychological strains for the community. One of this condition is the chronic oedema. The prevalence of chronic oedema in the United Kingdom is 100000 (Moffatt et al,2003).
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