Leaky heart valves may be one of those types of heart failure that cause feet and ankles puff up. Be particularly careful if you notice any other symptoms of heart disease that could include chest pain, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
3. You may have kidney disease.
One of the main functions of our kidneys is getting rid of the extra fluid in our body. When the kidneys cannot fulfill this function, extra fluid and sodium stagnate in the body and cause swelling.
This condition may be caused by urinary infections that do damage to the drainage system of the kidneys (for example, pyelonephritis). Edema caused by kidney failure usually occurs in the legs and around the eyes.
4. There may be problems with your liver.
Apart from its other functions, the liver produces a protein called albumin. This protein keeps fluid in our bloodstream and doesn’t let it leak into our tissues.