Nursing Care Plan – Hypervolemia
March 10, 2012 · 1 Comment
Hypervolemia or excessive fluid volume in the blood. This fluid excess usually results from compromised regulatory mechanisms for sodium and water as seen in congestive heart failure (CHF), kidney failure, and liver failure. It can also be caused by too much intake of sodium from foods, intravenous (IV) solutions, medications, or diagnostic contrast dyes. The excess fluid, mainly salt and water, builds up in different body locations and can lead to swelling in the legs and arms (peripheral edema), and/or fluid in the abdomen (ascites).
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