Angioedema is the swelling of deeper layers of skin formed by a buildup of fluid. It usually affects the lips, eyes, genitals, hands and feet. The swelling appears suddenly with a painful sensation and lasts from one to three days. It can be triggered by exposure to sunlight, certain foods, insect bites and even pollen. Hereditary angioedema runs in families and one may have an increased risk of having it if the condition has been prevalent earlier in his/her family.
HOW IS ANGIOEDEMA DIAGNOSED?
Angioedema is a common disorder that affects 10-20% of people once during their lifetime.