Action Cards: Swelling (Edema)
Use these card decks to help manage your symptoms from cancer treatment.
Swelling (edema) is a condition in which fluid builds up in your body’s tissues. It can be caused by either a problem getting rid of fluid, or of retaining too much fluid.
Wear loose clothing. Stay away from clothing that is constricting and shoes that are too tight.
Elevate your feet. Prop your feet up when sitting in a chair or resting in bed.
Limit salt (sodium) in your diet. Avoid foods such as chips, bacon, ham, and canned soup.