Why Do My Legs Swell up?


Leg swelling generally occurs because of an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the tissue of the lower extremity. Leg swelling may come about as a result of one being overweight, blood clot in the leg, increased age, leg infection, or failure of the veins in the leg to properly pump blood back to the heart. Injury or surgery involving the leg or foot can also cause swelling.
1 Additional Answer
There are a number of possible causes why your legs swell. These include standing for long period of time especially in a hot day. Swollen legs could also be because of pregnancy or a sign of congestive heart failure. It is advisable you consult your GP to determine the actual cause and proper treatment.
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