Leg Oedema

Leg edema is the increase of interstitial fluid due either to increased secretion of fluid or impaired drainage, in the lower limbs. The condition is commonly associated with ageing, but can be caused by many other conditions, including congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome, varicose veins, trauma, pregnancy, hypertension or merely long periods of immobility. Most leg edema is pitting edema; Non-pitting edema may reflect lymphedema of filariasis.


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