10 Serious Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Swelling in the legs: Persistent, accumulated fluid (edema) in the extremities.

What it might be: Swollen legs are a symptom of many conditions, but perhaps most worrisome is heart failure. The heart just isn’t adequately circulating blood through the body, causing some blood and other fluids to back up in the limbs. Other possibilities include vein problems and hypothyroidism (not enough of the thyroid hormone).

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