How To Treat Swollen Legs At Home

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I always thought it was one of the scary signs of aging, when your feet, and ankles start to swell. It can happen after long periods in one position, or after sudden weight gain. But peripheral edema can come at any age and have a variety of causes. Sometimes, hormonal changes, especially those associated with pregnancy can cause swollen legs, feet, or ankles. Standing for long periods of time, rapid weight gain, or a change in medication all cause the swelling of your lower limbs. It may also be the sign of serious medical problems, like a clot or cardiomegaly and other heart conditions. If swollen legs come with any of the following symptoms, see a doctor immediately:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fainting or dizziness
  • Coughing blood

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