In medical parlance, swelling, turgescence or tumefaction is a transient abnormal enlargement of a body part or area not caused by proliferation of cells. It is caused by accumulation of fluid in tissues. It can occur throughout the body (generalized), or a specific part or organ can be affected (localized).Swelling is considered one of the five characteristics of inflammation; along with pain, heat, redness, and loss of function.In a general sense, the suffix "-megaly" is used to indicate a growth, as in hepatomegaly, acromegaly, and splenomegaly.A body part may swell in response to injury, infection, or disease.
Posts about Inflammation
    • Sexual harassment takes toll on health

      Epidemiologist Rebecca Thurston has spent years studying women who have suffered sexual abuse and harassment. She finds that over time, sexual harassment works like a poison, stiffening women’s blood vessels, worsening blood flow and harming the inner lining of their hearts. More than a dozen other studies show that sexual harassment causes physical symptoms such as headaches ...

      Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 9 readers -
  • Eye Damage Caused by Cataract Surgery

    …Have you suffered from vision loss, blindness or other eye problems following cataract surgery in Dallas-Fort Worth? Several patients who underwent routine cataract surgery at Key-Whitman Eye Center this year are now suffering from partial or complete blindness as a result. If you’ve suffered a similar injury, call our Dallas attorneys at 1-877…

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  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis & Medical Malpractice

    … the Dallas attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm for a free consultation. We’ll evaluate the facts of your case, investigate your claims, and advise you of your legal options moving forward. If we feel as though we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no cost to you. Our law firm takes these cases on contingency, meaning that if we do not win you…

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  • Frontal Lobe Brain Injuries

    … swelling or bleeding that may occur as a result of these injuries. After surgery, you may need a speech therapist and extensive physical therapy to help you regain your language and motor skills. During treatment, expect to have a range of MRI scans, CT scans and x-rays ordered by doctors, and a range of other tests to check on inflammation markers…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • What We Don’t Know About E-Cigarettes – – Let’s Flip the Script

    … results are beginning to come in but good research takes time and this is a relatively new product. One of the current areas of research is looking at the absorption of nicotine in the airways and lining in the mouth. What does that mean for users? Will this result in an increase in mouth and throat cancers? Lung cancer? Increased rates of inflammation…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 9 readers -
  • Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

    … Chronic pain is debilitating and life altering for sufferers all around the country and world. One of the most common chronic pain diseases is arthritis, which causes joint inflammation and degeneration. Although many believe arthritis only affects older people, there are many juvenile sufferers as well. In fact, almost 300,000 children…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 30 readers -
  • Link Between PPI Heartburn Medications And Heart Attacks?

    …, however, work by blocking the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid, and are used to reduce or eliminate gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD), stomach and small intestine ulcers, and inflammation of the esophagus.. The PPI drugs have been considered safe and effective, though there are some physicians who worry about the side effects…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 9 readers -
  • DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits

    …). This can lead to issues such as tissue necrosis and a host of nervous system disorders. There were reports of people developing cystic masses, non-cancerous tumors, inflammation, constant pain radiating from the groin and onto the back and other areas of the body, as well as fluid collection at different parts of the body. Class action lawsuit…

    Sadie Horner/ Rasansky Law Firm- 41 readers -
  • Whiplash Injury Symptoms and Treatment

    … that, prolonged rest could delay your recovery. Ice and Heat During the initial 72 hours following your injury, you can only use ice. Ice brings the swelling down. At this point, the heat is not helpful because it causes blood to rush to the area, which actually increases inflammation. You can apply ice to the area for 15 minutes at a time every few…

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  • Ketorolac (Toradol) Recall by Hospira Creates Shortage in Hospitals

    … Hospira is voluntarily recalling 60 lots of vials of the generic drug, ketorolac tromethamine (also known as Toradol), due to contamination by crystal particles that could cause problems if injected into patients. To date there have been no reports of adverse events but the particulates could cause “localized inflammation, allergic reactions…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 330 readers -
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