Are your legs, hands, ankles and feet swollen? This happens because of water retention, also known as edema. It’s characterized by the fluid accumulation in the tissues, cavities and circulatory system.
The main causes of edema are certain medications, sedentary lifestyle, premenstrual syndrome, not being physically active and pregnancy. It can also happen during a long flight.
Most of the cases aren’t serious but sometimes it can indicate kidney disease or heart failure and that is why it is important to be treated in time. These are some of the main caused of edema and how to reduce the swelling: