Edema Leg Swelling

Edema (Leg Swelling) can often be caused by venous disease as well. There are other conditions, such as congestive heart failure and lymphedema that can lead to chronic swelling of the legs. That is why it is important to get an ultrasound of the veins in your legs to determine if they are healthy and the blood is flowing up toward the heart and not refluxing and pooling in the lower legs.