Accumulation of excess water in the legs is common in the elderly, and it is called peripheral edema. Due to gravitational effect, water is mostly retained by the tissues in the legs, ankles, and feet. The treatment may vary according to the causes; as there exist several causes of water retention
. Hormonal imbalance, excessive consumption of certain medications, accumulation of wastes and toxins, very low calorie diet, high blood pressure, pregnancy, etc., can cause edema.