Eating Disorder Recovery Body Image Stock Photo: Pitting Edema
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People who are recovering from eating disorders, particularly anorexia, often see drastic changes in the size and shape of their bodies that come with their own challenges. In this close-up photo, a woman demonstrates pitting edema by pressing her fingers into the skin of her leg. She is over 50 and has short silver or gray hair and tanned skin. This woman is in active recovery from an eating disorder.
“Pitting edema can be demonstrated by applying pressure to the swollen area by depressing the skin with a finger. If the pressing causes an indentation that persists for some time after the release of the pressure, the edema is referred to aspitting edema.” (courtesy MedicineNet)