Read the current report by Dr. Volker Wedler, first published in the newspaper Kreuzlinger Nachrichten on 10 March 2016, on the topic of swollen legs and their causes.

Swollen legs can be caused by venous stasis or lymphostasis, or by increased accumulation of fluid in and around the adipose tissue. This lipoedema almost exclusively affects women and is caused by hormonal changes after pregnancy, during menopause and also in other phases of life.