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Leg Swelling (Edema), New Onset

You may have leg swelling due to salt retention. For some people who are sensitive to salt intake, this can be a real problem. But the solution is pretty straightforward: salt restriction.

Here's another question that can help sort out the cause of leg swelling.

Have you started any new medications lately?

Yes, I have started a new medication.

No, I have not started any new medications.

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