6 Things Your Swollen Feet and Ankles Are Trying to Tell You About Your Health

5. Your lymphatic system may fail to drain bodily fluids.

6 Things Your Swollen Feet and Ankles Are Trying to Tell You About Your Health

Together, with blood vessels, our lymphatic vessels deliver oxygen and nutrients to tissues and organs and remove waste and CO2. When lymphatic vessels get blocked and fail to perform their drainage function, this may result in an abnormal buildup of fluid called lymphedema. Lymphedema can occur due to infections, surgery, trauma, radiation, cancer treatment, and other factors.


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