No matter the area, swelling is the body’s way of letting you know something is wrong. When it comes to swelling in the legs, there are a variety of issues that can be taking place. One of the most common ones our team deals with is known as peripheral edema. Here at Renew Vein Centers, our team is well versed in this condition and will do everything in our power to help you make a full recovery.
What Is Peripheral Edema?
Peripheral edema refers to swelling that takes place around the lower legs, primarily around the ankles. It is the result of an imbalance of fluids in the cells, leading to an abnormal accumulation of fluid in your tissues, which is the cause of the swelling. Some of the most common causes of peripheral edema that our patients deal with include:
- Standing or sitting down for long periods.
- Congestive heart failure.
- Side effects of certain medications.