• Question: What is oedema

    Asked by shumbo to Priscilla on 1 Oct 2014.
    • Photo: Priscilla Ngotho

      Priscilla Ngotho answered on 1 Oct 2014:

      Hi shumbo

      Oedema is the swelling of tissues or organs due to build up of fluids. It can be caused by kidney or thyroid diseases, pregnancy, malnutrition (kwashiorkor) or burns.