You must know how painful and frustrating it can be if you have swollen legs, hands or feet.Swelling known as edema, or the retention of fluids in you body, can be caused by many different reasons such as:
Side effects of some medications
■ Eating too much processed foods and foods high in salt
■ Poor circulation
■ A sedentary lifestyle—sitting or staying in one position for too long
Poor blood circulation, menstrual cycle, excess body weight, unhealthy diet and pregnancy are just some of the causes for swollen legs. Swelling can be quite normal for people who stand or sit for a longer periods of time, or for women during pregnancy, but chronic leg or ankle swelling is a serious issue.