LEG Swelling

Swelling, or “edema,” caused by venous insufficiency is often confused with heart- or kidney-related edema. In the case of heart or kidney failure, the body retains too much liquid – so diuretics, or water pills, are an appropriate treatment. However, swelling of the lower extremities due to venous insufficiency is not caused by the retention of too much liquid, but by the improper distribution of liquid throughout the body. As such, diuretics are usually ineffective and inadvisable for treatment of edema related to venous insufficiency.

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