March 02, 2021
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Have you noticed lately that your socks are tight and your pants feel snug? Your legs swell for two main reasons:
THINGS THAT CAUSE FLUID BUILDUP
Several things can lead to extra fluid, or edema, in one leg, or both:
1. Congestive heart failure: This happens when your heart is too weak to pump all the blood your body needs. It leads to fluid buildup, especially in your legs. Other symptoms of congestive heart failure:
2. Vein issues
In thrombophlebitis, also called superficial thrombophlebitis, clots form closer to the surface of the skin and aren’t likely to break off.
One of the first symptoms of DVT or thrombophlebitis is one swollen leg (especially the calf), as blood pools in the area. Check with your doctor right away if you have swelling in one leg or any of these other symptoms:
Some other symptoms might include:
3. Kidney problems
You may also notice symptoms like these:
Sometimes, swelling can be an unwelcome side effect of prescription drugs. The medications most likely to cause swollen legs include:
Call your doctor if you take any of these drugs and get swollen lower limbs.
By the third trimester, your growing baby puts pressure on the veins in your legs. This slows the circulation of your blood and causes fluid to build up. The result: mild swelling.
If you notice these other symptoms as well, let your doctor know because it might mean you have a serious condition called preeclampsia:
If, during the last trimester or soon after delivery, you have swollen legs and shortness of breath, talk to your doctor about a condition called peripartum cardiomyopathy, a type of heart failure related to pregnancy.
THINGS THAT CAUSE INFLAMMATION
If fluid buildup isn’t to blame for your swollen legs, it could be inflammation. Common causes include:
1. Arthritis and other joint problems
Several diseases and conditions can make your legs swell:
2. Injuries – Strains, sprains, and broken bones
If you twist your ankle or break a bone, you’ll likely get some swelling. It’s your body’s natural reaction to the injury. It moves fluid and white blood cells into the area and releases chemicals that help you heal.
Some of the most common injuries are:
If the wound gets infected, you could have more swelling. Swelling is normal for a few days. It should peak around day 2 and start to improve. If you have diabetes or another condition that affects your immune system, see your doctor.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO ABOUT YOUR SWOLLEN LEGS?
You can try these home remedies to ease the swelling:
But since leg swelling can be a sign of something serious, don’t ignore it. If you notice other symptoms, especially leg pain, shortness of breath, or extreme fatigue, call your doctor right away.
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