Swollen feet

Abnormal buildup of fluid in the feet or ankles is called peripheral edema.

• Prolonged standing
• Prolonged airplane flights or car rides
• Menstrual periods
• Preeclampsia during pregnancy
• Weight increase
• Older age
• Injury or trauma to the ankle or foot
• Heart, kidney or liver failures - during which there's increase in fluids in the foot area.

Other conditions that can cause swelling in the feet:

• Blood clots
• Leg infections
• Venous insufficiencies
• Varicose veins
• Burns (including sunburn)
• Insect bites/stings
• Malnutrition
• Surgery to your leg or foot
• Lymphatic obstructions
• Certain medications, such as estrogens, calcium channel blockers, steroids, antidepressants,