Leg edema is a prevalent problem. Edema, or leg swelling, can afflict people of any age and is brought on by a variety of different circumstances. Talking to your doctor at American Foot and Leg Specialists who can handle the problem is the best course of action if you have swelling in your legs. Here are several things that can be causing your edema in the interim.
Venous insufficiency, a frequent condition caused by weakening of tiny valves inside the legs’ veins, can occur. This issue makes it harder for the veins to return blood to the heart, which results in varicose veins and fluid buildup.
Standing or sitting for an extended period of time can cause extra fluid to build up in the feet, ankles, and lower legs. In hot temperatures, this is most frequent.
Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are two severe chronic lung disorders that raise pressure in the blood arteries that connect the heart and lungs. The heart experiences a backward pressure. Legs and feet enlarge due to the increased pressure.
Congestive heart failure. Since the heart has a harder difficulty pumping blood through certain body parts, swelling is frequently most noticeable in the feet and ankles, where fluid tends to collect.
As the uterus presses on the vena cava during pregnancy, swelling in the legs might result. Preeclampsia, a more dangerous disorder, can also be the cause of fluid retention during pregnancy.
Edema can be brought on by low blood protein levels brought on by malnutrition, renal, and liver disorders. In order to prevent fluid from leaking into the tissues, the proteins serve to retain salt and water inside the blood arteries. Edema develops when the level of an albumin-related blood protein falls too low, typically in the feet, ankles, and lower legs.
The location and kind of edema affect the symptoms. To find out what is causing the swelling in your legs, speak with your specialist at American Foot and Leg. Your chances of success are higher the earlier