February 8, 2011
Health Tip: Why Am I Puffy?
Possible causes of edema
(HealthDay News) -- Edema -- swelling that results from fluid build-up in your tissues -- is most common in the feet, ankles and legs. But it can occur anywhere in the body.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says common causes for edema include:
- Consuming too much salt.
- Getting a sunburn.
- Having health problems such as cirrhosis, kidney disease or heart failure.
- Being pregnant.
- Having lymph node problems.
- Having an adverse reaction to certain medications.
- Being on your feet for long periods, especially in warmer weather.