What is ECF Volume Overload?

A volume overload refers generally to an expansion of the ECF volume. An expansion of the ECF volume typically occurs during heart failure, nephrotic syndrome and in liver cirrhosis. A renal sodium retention leads to an increase of total body sodium content. This increase results in varying degrees of volume overload. In heart failure, the decreased ECF volume leads to an increased effective circulating volume, which in turn causes the…

September 3, 2018