Peripheral edema

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - Dr. James Bush is treating peripheral edema.

Symptoms include swelling; mostly in the legs from the feet up to the knees.

Usually comes from excess fluid that is retained by the body. It can be related to health issues including circulation problems, heart problems and blood clots.

Treatment recommendations include decrease sodium intake and elevate legs above the heart to allow gravity to help. If that doesn't help, see your doctor right away.

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