Women's Health

Pregnancy and Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins, which may be blue or dark purple in color, and are usually more susceptible to leg and foot veins. Pregnancy causes pressure on the pelvic veins that leads to stagnation of blood in the lower extremities; Which leads to infection with varicose veins in the case of a susceptibility to them or a family history.

Standing or sitting and not moving for long periods during pregnancy.

  • Itching with heaviness and discomfort in the leg.
  • Swelling of the feet and heels.
  • Feeling a pulse in the leg.
  • In addition to dry and itchy skin.

  • Avoid sitting or standing for long periods, preferably moving every half hour.
  • Avoid padded knee ligaments or other restrictive bands around the legs.
  • Avoid cross-legged position when sitting.
  • Wear supportive or elastic stockings for varicose veins.
  • Elevate the feet and legs whenever possible.
  • When raising the feet if sitting on a seat, it is preferable to place a cushion under the entire leg instead of attributing the feet alone.
  • Lie down with your feet elevated several times a day.
  • Walk for half an hour daily.
  • Exercise regularly to improve blood circulation.
  • Avoid wearing high-heeled shoes, and wear comfortable ones.
  • Sleep on the left side to reduce pressure on the veins.
  • Reduce sodium (salt) in food to avoid swollen veins.

Last Update : 31 May 2023 11:55 AM
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