Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "Oedema"

Fluid retention

Fluid retention occurs when parts of the body swell due to the build-up of trapped fluid. Find out more about the causes and treatment options available.

Read more

Macular degeneration

This incurable disease leads to loss of vision, but you can cut your risk of macular degeneration by making healthy lifestyle choices.

Read more

Laser eye surgery

Do you wear glasses? Read about how you can correct your vision with laser surgery. The laser reshapes your cornea with a beam of light.

Read more

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness occurs if your body has not had time to adjust to low levels of oxygen in the air above 2,500 metres. Learn more about the symptoms and how to prevent it happening.

Read more

Pre-eclampsia or pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH)

A rise in blood pressure in pregnancy can be the first sign of pre-eclampsia, also known as pregnancy-induced hypertension.

Read more

Pleural effusion

A pleural effusion is an abnormal build-up of fluid in the space around the lungs. It can be caused by many things, from pneumonia to kidney failure.

Read more

Cirrhosis of the liver

Cirrhosis is permanent scarring of the liver caused by a range of liver diseases and conditions. Find out more about what it is, its symptoms and treatment options.

Read more

Jellyfish stings

Jellyfish stings are common and mostly painful. Some are so serious that you may need emergency medical attention. Read this page on jellyfish stings to hear what to do if you of someone you are with gets stung.

Read more

Heart failure

Heart failure is a condition where the heart struggles to pump enough blood. The diagnosis can be overwhelming, but it is possible to live with this condition.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Victorian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo

Healthdirect Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners and to Elders both past and present.