Swollen Legs and the Homeless
A Typical Health Issue When People Sleep in a Sitting Position
A very typical health problem of homeless persons who sleep sitting up (as on a train or bus) instead of lying down is swollen legs. People are meant to sleep lying down; if they do not sleep lying down, swollen legs is one of the results. Edema, or fluid, builds up in the legs because of the lack of circulation.
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