Swollen ankles and lower legs?

Have you noticed swelling in your lower legs? Puffy feet or ankles. Dents in the skin when you press against the bone?

That’s called pedal edema. The swelling can be a serious sign of heart disease, kidney, or liver. Please consult your healthcare provider.

It can also be from stress, for instance, if there is heat stress, the legs swell, usually the limbic system that then sends out a hormone called anti-diuretic hormone. ADH. This can also occur with emotional stress. The fingers and even the face can swell when the alarm center of the brain is sending out hormones to raise blood pressure. Water retention is made worse with salt.

Make sure you have your provider exclude serious conditions. But work on your alarm system. Lower inflammation.

Good luck


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