Heart attacks are serious medical emergencies that require immediate attention from a doctor. You could be at risk of a deadly heart attack if you notice a number of small changes to your skin, it’s been claimed, with peripheral edema being a major warning. What is it?
What is peripheral edema?
Medical News Today explained: “Edema is swelling that occurs when too much fluid becomes trapped in the tissues of the body, particularly the skin.
“Edema usually starts slowly, but onset can be sudden.
“It is a common problem, but it can also be the sign of a serious condition.
“Peripheral edema affects the feet, ankles, legs, hands and arms with signs including swelling, puffiness, and difficulty moving a part of the body.”