co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN
Your feet and ankles can swell when fluid from blood vessels accumulate down there. Causes range from benign to serious and include being overweight, standing for long periods of time (e.g. lengthy car or airplane rides), hormonal changes.
This article will explore some of the underlying causes of edema, inform you on the serious ones, and provide you with a few tips to keep in mind.