Video: The Truth Behind Edema

Discover what causes the uncomfortable swelling characteristic of edema.

Edema is swelling that usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs. Typically, fluid is stored in the body's cells and blood vessels, but when the tiny blood vessels called capillaries begin to leak, the fluid moves into the interstitial spaces (or spaces between the cells). This results in swelling. Watch this video for the full scoop on edema.

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