Peripheral Edema (swelling of the extremities)

Dr. John Clay is treating peripheral edema, or the swelling of extremities.

It usually occurs in the lower legs and may worsen during the day and then improve by morning.

It may be caused by medications, abnormal veins in the legs, congestive heart failure, sleep apnea, or blood clots

See your doctor if you are experiencing worsening fluid accumulation, unilateral swelling or pain, shortness of breath, or chest pains.

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