health conditions


Question by  jr1271 (19)

What could be causing a heaviness in my legs?

The feeling never goes away.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

Heaviness in the legs can be caused by a vascular issue, resulting in the pooling of blood in the lower extremities. The valves within the veins wear over time, and become less effective at preventing this pooling, causing varicose veins.


Answer by  steve12 (342)

If there is an edema in your legs, it might be caused by some heart problem, kidneys, or a liver problem. It might be caused also by a rheumatoid condition, or it simply might be some muscular or vein issue.


Answer by  Lornah (282)

It is most probably fatigue and lack of exercise. If you are a woman, it might be because you are pregnant. One sign of pregnancy either at the end of the first trimester or during the second trimester is the increase of weight in the legs of the pregnant mother.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

If you are on Cholestrol medication this is a side effect. Using too much salt in your diet will also case swelling and heaviness.


Answer by  Ashley15 (115)

It could be poor circulation. I have circulation problems, and if I stand too long, my legs get very heavy feeling and start to turn purple. If warm water and moving around makes your legs feel any better, it could be a circulation problem. I find that walking a mile every day has helped me.


Answer by  elynne (1153)

two major causes could be, water retention and blood clots. These need to be examined by your doctor. The first, water retention is usually associated with swelling of the lower legs. This can be associated with heart problems. Secondly, heaviness may be due to a clot in the leg. A hot area on the leg is frequently seen with this

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