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Peripheral edema is a type of swelling in which excess fluids fall to the lowest part of the body, usually the legs and feet, according to eMedicineHealth. Since peripheral edema is gravity dependent, it may produce swel... More »

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Peripheral edema of the legs is commonly treated by lifestyle changes or home remedies, says Healthline. A doctor may prescribe diuretics to encourage urine flow and keep fluids from collecting in the legs. However, trea... More »

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Fluid buildup and inflammation are common causes of leg and feet swelling, or peripheral edema, according to Mayo Clinic. Circulatory problems, lymphatic system issues, kidney malfunctioning, and sitting or standing for ... More »

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The treatment for edema of the legs and feet includes antihistamines, blood thinners and corticosteroids; surgery; chemotherapy; radiation; and diuretics, notes WebMD. Each of these treatments applies to a specific cause... More »

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