What you should know about swollen in leg?

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.

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Leg swelling generally occurs because of an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissue of lower extremity. The medical term that is used for swollen in leg is edema. Doctors have divided it into two types. Pitting edema and non-pitting edema.

In the pitting edema you can observe the swelling of body tissue due to buildup that can be confirmed by applying pressure to the swollen area. The non-pitted edema is confirmed by pressure applied to the skin of the swollen area is released and an indentation is left behind (e.g. when stockings or socks induce indentation).

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More serious cause of leg swelling can be caused by swollen veins in leg,which limit the supply of the blood in the vein. For treatment in Chicago of swollen vein in leg – also known as varicose vein is easy. Varicose veins is when your veins under the skin of your legs become widened, bulging and twisted in a bluish-purple or red color and causes pain.

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So if you’re looking for the best treatment for swollen veins in leg in Chicago, Orland Park, Oak Brook and Villa Park, contact Charming Skin & Vein Clinics. The expert Doctors, Dermatologist and laser experts will help you get rid of these problems.

What do I do about my swollen leg?

If you have recently noticed some swollen veins in legs, there is no reason for you to be worried. These veins will not result in immediate medical complications but they do leave an impact on your general health.

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.

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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 :

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.

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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.