Swollen legs during pregnancy what to do
William Artificial Intelligence (210557) 5 years ago
Edema during pregnancy. Swelling of the feet during pregnancy
All women are well aware that duringpregnancy in the body of a future mother is changing. Some of them are normal, but some need to be paid attention. Often, most women experience puffiness during pregnancy. But for some reason, no one is interested in the reasons for this "disease". and whether it is necessary to treat it.
Let's find out what causes swelling.
Puffiness, in pregnant women, often beginsfrom about 3 months. The future mother notices some changes - the face is slightly rounded, the skin becomes less elastic than before. But already on the sixth-seventh month there are noticeable swelling of the hands, feet, face. Often occurs puffiness of the legs. A clear sign of edema is noticeable fossa, which is left after a slight tapping of the body. Great danger does not represent natural swelling. They can appear because of the large amount of salt food or water consumed, or great physical exertion. All pregnant women are predisposed to sodium retention in the body, and this in turn leads to the appearance of edema, since sodium has the property of attracting water to itself. But such, natural swelling, do not pose any danger and disappear after the elimination of the reasons for which they arose. Very good lying on the left side.
But there are also types of edema that doctorscalled "dropsy". The dropsy develops quite quickly, with the woman adding weight (up to 20 kilograms). It is difficult to squeeze a hand into a fist and take a boot. But this is not the last stage, since the dropsy may develop into a more difficult to treat histosis, in which, together with the urine the protein is released, the pressure rises, and the most terrible is the threat of loss of the fetus.
Often, women first swell legs. Since during sleep, all the fluid in the body is evenly distributed throughout the body, swelling on the legs is less noticeable in the morning, after sleeping. And during the day, during walking, all the liquid from the body accumulates in the legs. Most often in the area of the ankles, on the lower legs, the back of the feet.
A pregnant woman must passexamination, especially if swelling appeared before 20 weeks of pregnancy, as in the future there may be a serious illness, which the woman had never suspected before. There are several points on which you can determine whether a pregnant woman has histoses:
- observe, for the ratio of the drunk fluid and the excreted urine for the day.
- measure the circumference of the foot
- make a "blistering test"
In the event that edemas still appeared - they needtreat. To do this, you need to limit yourself to eating fatty foods, liquids. For a day you can eat no more than 7-8 grams of salt. In your diet include food cooked for steamed, stewed, or cooked. Give up fatty foods. A good option is taking vitamins.
Tatyana Mudrets (11230) 5 years ago
During pregnancy, a heavy load on the liverand kidneys, so you need to help the body to drink decoctions of cholagogue and diuretic to try not to drink alcohol, spicy, fried, do not eat kebabs and smoked, more dairy, liver fruit, water to drink often but in small portions