Swelling

Often swelling in the body, especially the legs, is a sign that there are issues with your veins that should be assessed.

Often, swelling in the body, especially the legs, is a sign that there are issues with your veins that should be assessed. Swelling often results from blood leaking out of the swollen veins, and into the surrounding tissue.

 

Luckily, if you catch the swelling in an early stage, you can be proactive about slowing the development of various conditions. Leg swelling is often due to venous insufficiency, where valves in the veins of your legs malfunction, which are supposed to pump blood back up to the heart, but instead begin to leak. This occurs when vein valves become incontinent, causing blood to backflow, collect and clot. This creates an excess of blood in the legs, which leads to swelling. One to keep an eye out for is varicose veins, which is caused by the swelling of the veins that will result in the pooling of blood, if this persists you will begin to see the overall swelling in the legs which means you are due for a visit to the doctor.

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