Swelling of legs or feet involve the accumulation of fluid in the tissues of the lower extremity. Swelling is not always painful. The impact of gravity makes swelling more visible in the lower part of the body. People who are overweight are more prone to swelling of legs. Swelling can sometimes spread to the thighs or calves as well. Exercises and low-salt diets can reduce swelling in many cases and if it persists, it is imperative to seek a consultant.
HOW IS SWELLING OF LEGS DIAGNOSED?
Old people are susceptible to leg swelling because of immobility and other factors.