117 Leg Swelling in Aging: What to Know and What to Do


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In This Episode:

Guest host Dr. Nicole Didyk explains what older adults and families should know about leg edema (swollen legs), a common condition that affects aging adults. Dr. Didyk is a geriatrician in Canada, and the founder of the blog and YouTube channel The Wrinkle.

She discusses:

  • Why is it common for the lower legs to swell?
  • What are the most common medical causes of leg edema and what are some serious causes that should not be missed?
  • Which common medications can make leg swelling worse?
  • When should you seek immediate medical attention for swollen legs?
  • How can chronically swollen legs be treated?
  • What to know about using diuretics (water pills) for swollen legs

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