What causes edema?
- Venous insufficiency causing blood flow to slow and blood to “pool” or fail to return to the heart;
- Surgical procedures;
- Injury to an affected area.
Have you felt a heavy sensation or aching discomfort in your limbs? Perhaps you have noticed swelling, or your legs or arms feel tired? These are all early signs of edema.
…pronounced swelling, often of the extremities. This swelling is actually an accumulation of excess fluid in the body tissues.