Edema, or swelling, can be caused by a number of medical conditions, including heart, liver, or kidney disease. Leg edema may be a sign of Chronic Vein Disease (CVD)

Leg edema may occur if the vein valves become “leaky,” or do not properly drain blood from the body back to the heart.. When this happens in the legs, blood will drain more slowly, causing legs to swell.

Figuring out the cause of a patient’s swelling can be difficult. Often, a patient will have more than one cause of the swelling. At McQuaid Vein Care, our vascular technologists will perform a detailed ultrasound study to look for diseased veins as a source of the swelling. If vein problems are found, treatment options will be discussed.