Back Pain Edema Enlarged Heart

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Edema is swelling of both legs from a buildup of extra fluid. Edema has many possible causes:

  • Prolonged standing or sitting, especially in hot weather, can cause excess fluid to accumulate in the feet, ankles and lower legs.

  • Tiny valves inside the veins of the legs can become weakened, causing a common problem called venous insufficiency. This problem makes it more difficult for the veins to pump blood back to the heart, and leads to varicose veins...

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