Intermittent fluid retention in women. Is it idiopathic edema?

@article{Marks1983IntermittentFR,
  title={Intermittent fluid retention in women. Is it idiopathic edema?},
  author={Allan D. Marks},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  year={1983},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={
          75-83
        }
}
  • Allan D. Marks
  • Published in Postgraduate medicine 1983
  • Medicine
  • When a capillary or renal disturbance is not apparent in a woman of reproductive age who presents with edema, a disorder referred to as idiopathic edema should be considered. This disorder, which is often intermittent, causes fluid to accumulate when the patient is upright. Because of this postural relationship, research into pathogenesis has focused on homeostatic adjustments to changes in posture. A number of mechanisms have been proposed, the most tenable of which seem to be increased… CONTINUE READING

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