Understanding Oedema (Swollen Legs, Feet & Ankles)

Swollen Legs or Oedema -  a build-up of fluid in the legs What is Oedema?  

A build-up of fluid in the legs can cause them to become swollen, known as oedema or dropsy. Swollen legs aren't usually painful, unless it is due to injury, but it can cause aching, stiffness and skin discolouration.

What can cause Swollen Legs?

Mostly oedema is fairly harmless and can be caused by prolonged periods without movement, pregnancy, medications, being overweight or an injury. However in some cases it may be a sign of something more serious such as heart disease or a blood clot.

Older people are most likely to suffer from swollen legs (peripheral oedema) which can be related to circulatory problems. If you begin to experience swelling you should get this checked out with your doctor to find the underlying cause. In the rare case you also have chest pain, difficulty breathing, confusion, fainting or dizziness you should seek medical attention immediately.

How to treat Swollen Legs at home

There are many things that you can do at home which may help to reduce leg swelling. You should elevate your legs when sitting or lying down and try not to stay in one position for any length of time. Leg exercises and support stockings can also help.

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