Harvard Heart Letter

Concerns about swollen legs

Ask the doctor Q. I have noticed my legs are getting more swollen lately. Is this anything to worry about? My mother also had this problem and was diagnosed with heart failure. A. Leg swelling is very common, especially as people get older. Heart failure, which means the heart canít function well enough to meet the bodyís needs, is certainly on the list of serious causes. However, people usually experience…

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