Too much also accumulate in body fluids or body cavity to fill any gaps in a organization called swelling (edema). If only a small amount of liquid in normal body cavity, accumulate in the body cavity fluid is called water (hydrops), such as abdominal cavity effusion (ascites), pleural effusion (pleural effusion), pericardial effusion, ventricle seeper, hydrocele, etc. Edema fluid generally is interstitial fluid, according to different edema fluid protein content, the edema fluid can be pided into exudate (exudat), its relative density > 1.018, and leakage liquid (transudat), its relative density < 1.015.
Signs and symptoms
1. More from eyelid edema beginning, following is extending to head, limbs, under what is swollen all over your body, also have begin with lower extremity foot shank, and then the entire body. Light person only foot or leg swelling eyelids; The person that weigh the whole body is swollen, the swelling by sag, the sag can recover fast or slow. Such as swollen situation is serious, can be associated with chest and abdominal distention, water chest palpitation, asthma cannot lay down, etc.
2. Can have tonsillitis, heart palpitations, chuangdu, purpura, feel invaded, and history of long become empty.
TCM holds that the closest relationship with the water metabolism of viscera is the lung, spleen, kidney, the three organs dysfunction is the key cause of edema, so treatment of edema, general with xuan of TCM lung, spleen, kidney, as the basic principles, specific methods are as follows. 1, releasing lungs water: the main clinical manifestations of the wind outside attack caused by fever, cold evil, evil wind, headache, body joint pain, cough, thin white coating on the tongue veins float. Swelling in the face, before they are all over the whole body, urination. Chinese medicine called edema of the feng shui, see more at acute nephritis or the chronic nephritis with acute attack. Commonly used formula have the menservants and intraoperative soup and ephedra forsythia rice bean soup. Commonly used drugs are ephedra, plaster stone, ginger, atractylodes, windproof, white mulberry root-bark, double flowers, forsythia, mint, radix peucedani, rice bean, plantain seed, rhizoma alismatis, cogongrass rhizome, motherwort and so on.
2, the spleen wet, the water swelling; Clinical manifestations of pitting edema, for the whole body below the waist, body weight is tired, less urine volume, stay, bosom frowsty, moss greasy, pulse and moist. Commonly used formula for five scattered us three five drinks add and subtract, commonly used drugs are poria cocos, grifola, alisma, atractylodes, cassia twig, white mulberry root-bark, big belly skin, skin, dried tangerine or orange peel, tuckahoe peel ginger, etc. Upper body swollen even breathe heavily and ephedra, almond, semen lepidii; Lower body swollen what add acutum, sichuan pepper, magnolia bark, etc.; Such as hot and humid indicates, vexed hot thirsty, urine short red, constipation, yellow greasy moss, more yellow, and also, field thistle, etc.
3, temperature in the spleen, qi water; This law shall be applicable to the spleen Yang deficiency of the weak. Major clinical manifestations of lower extremity edema is what, according to the sag is not easy to recover, the bosom is frowsty abdominal distension, less loose stools, sallow complexion, exhausted god cold limbs, less urine volume, pale tongue moss white, pulse sink slowly. Commonly used formula for spleen drinks add and subtract, drugs, poria cocos, atractylodes, aconite, dried ginger, magnolia officinalis, radix aucklandiae, big belly skin, papaya, amomum, liquorice, can add grifola, alisma, dangshen, astragalus root, etc.
4, the kidney water: suitable for kidney Yang fails. Main show is the body height edema, loins, lumbar debility, limbs cold chills, tired idle, god was ridiculed as white, less urine, pale tongue fat have teeth marks, pulse heavy fine. Commonly used formula with true Wu Shang, gold or kidney shot, etc. Drugs are poria cocos, atractylodes, radix paeoniae alba, monkshood, ginger, prepared rhizome of rehmannia, cortex moutan, rhizoma alismatis, yam, cornus, cinnamon, etc.
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