Venous Insufficiency Leading to Chronic Leg Swelling: A Case Study
This case study highlights the importance of determining the causes of chronic leg swelling instead of merely treating swelling.
- Many patients are given diuretics to reduce leg swelling without having a clear diagnosis.
- Diuretics can mask LE signs and lead to electrolyte imbalances and fatigue.
- Differential diagnosis is essential in treatment of chronic leg swelling.