Peripheral edema refers to swelling in your outer limbs, particularly the hands and lower part of your legs. While being seated or constrained can cause minor swelling, you should visit a nearby Carbon Health if you experience significant peripheral edema, especially if it's painful. It's often a sign of serious underlying conditions.
- Peripheral edema refers to the swelling that occurs in the extremities, such as the legs, ankles, or feet, and is typically caused by an accumulation of fluid in the surrounding tissues. The most common cause of peripheral edema is a problem with the circulatory system, particularly the veins in the legs.
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