Leg swelling is fluid accumulation in your legs, also known as peripheral edema. It might be a sign of a circulation or heart problem, which is why seeking medical attention right away is crucial. Leg swelling can result from:
Leg swelling can also occur because of problems with the lymphatic system, venous circulation system, your liver, your kidneys, or other issues.
To find the source of leg swelling, Dr. Kasha and his team review your symptoms and medical history. They complete a comprehensive physical exam, evaluate your legs, and might recommend blood tests, X-rays, ultrasound, urine tests, electrocardiogram (EKG), or other tests to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan when necessary.
Your personalized treatment plan depends on the cause of leg swelling that Dr. Kasha and his team might recommend:
Lifestyle changes to help reduce leg swelling include regular exercise, elevating your feet, weight loss, and wearing compression stockings.
If you have an underlying health problem, such as kidney or heart disease, Dr. Kasha and his team can refer you to a qualified specialist near you.
Taking certain medications can reduce swelling and your risk of complications associated with vascular disorders.
During sclerotherapy, Dr. Kasha injects spider or varicose veins with a solution that seals the veins off to make them disappear over time.
Radiofrequency ablation uses radio waves to treat and close diseased veins, allowing blood to reroute to healthier veins. Test.
During VenaSeal treatment, Dr. Kasha injects special medical adhesive into diseased veins to close them, allowing blood to reroute to healthier veins.
Don’t let the cause of leg swelling go undiagnosed and untreated or lead to serious medical problems. At the first sign of swelling, schedule an appointment with Desert West Vein & Surgery Center over the phone or book online today.