A swollen leg can be an indication of a number of things. It can be caused by injury, pregnancy or a condition known as peripheral edema. Peripheral Edema is the accumulation of fluids in the legs especially. Let’s look at a few more reasons as to why you would be swollen in leg.
Kidney failure :
Kidney failure occurs when the kidneys become incapable of filtering toxins from blood either due to exposure to pollutants, the effect of chronic diseases, dehydration or even a combination of some of these factors. One of the symptoms of kidney failure is swollen legs.
Obesity is simply being overweight. This can cause health issues like heart failure, type2 diabetes as well as a few other ailments. Any of these conditions could cause leg swelling. Obesity also on its own can cause leg swelling due to slow flow of fluids in the legs.
Congestive heart failure :
CHF for short is chronic condition that occurs progressively affecting the heart muscles making them weak and incapable of pumping blood effectively. It can occur on either side of the heart. It is caused by hypertension, coronary heart disease, valve conditions among other conditions.
Being swollen in leg can be a symptom of any of these conditions. It is therefore important to get checked especially when you know you have not injured the leg in question. Visit Charming Skin & Veins Clinics for a comprehensive check-up.