How to check for swelling on your legs during pregnancy
When the future mom is waitingthe birth of the baby, with her body there are great changes, the most common are swelling of the legs during pregnancy. This problem begins to occur as early as the third month, the woman acquires a certain roundness, the skin begins to lose elasticity. But approximately in the sixth month with the naked eye you can notice swelling of the legs in pregnant women, hands, faces, which can be easily checked by pressing the finger, in the place of which a dimple is formed.
I want to note that the obvious swelling of the legs duringpregnancy can be noticed not only by the doctor, but also by you, although at the same time they are allocated, the so-called hidden, which are practically not noticeable and are created because of the fluid retention in the body. About their existence can be learned only when a woman unevenly gaining enough weight. In the morning, leg swelling during pregnancy is barely noticeable, but, unfortunately, by the evening the fluid drops into the ankle area, especially when the girl spends quite a lot of time on her legs.
If we talk about the danger of puffiness, thenforeign doctors consider this process an ordinary physiological phenomenon, which does not require treatment. But Russian experts are confident that puffiness must be treated, because, so-called edema, can go to the first stage of gestosis, and then cause in the blood an increased amount of proteins and pressure.
How to cure foot swelling during pregnancy? To do this, you must follow a diet, in the menu which should include a small amount of liquid and salt. So, a woman should eat non-salted food, for the reason that the salt can detain the fluid in the body. According to medical research, the expectant mother should eat no more than 8 grams per day. It is also best to limit your own menu from spicy, smoked, fried and spicy dishes. Accustom yourself to food cooked for a couple, or to boiled and stewed dishes.
Swelling of the feet during pregnancy. They can be avoided if you try in the second and third trimester to drink a daily rate of fluid, which is not more than 1200 milliliters. This amount includes water contained in soup, fruits and berries. Also, in order to avoid this problem, doctors prescribe special vitamins, with which you can strengthen the vessels. After all, according to medical research established that the better the blood passes through the vessels, the less likely that the liquid will leak through the vessels into the tissues and form effusions. According to the doctor's recommendations, you can drink a variety of herbal teas that have diuretic properties. The given course is appointed only with the attending physician, and its duration is not more than three weeks.
Lovely ladies, you should be aware that if swellinghave appeared even before 20 weeks of pregnancy, it is necessary to urgently undergo a full course of examination, as in the future puffiness can lead to quite serious diseases. For this purpose, the ratio of drinking water and excreted urine per day is observed, the foot volume is measured, and also a blister test is performed. So, for example, an increase in the circumference of the foot by one centimeter indicates the presence of fluid retention in the blood. But the blister sample is carried out with a thin needle in the area of the inner surface of the forearm, 0.2 ml of physiological solution is injected. The body creates a blister that dissolves within an hour of a healthy person. Thus, the longer the process of suction of the blister lasts, the greater the likelihood of edema.
There are cases that only with pregnancythe girl learns about her hidden diseases, which begin to develop into more obvious diseases. And they arise because of the heavy burden on the body. Therefore, with puffiness, it is necessary to thoroughly check the heart and kidneys. And in general, one can not neglect to take care of one's health, especially during pregnancy.