Pregnancy and troubles associated with the work of the cardiovascular system
To provide the mother and baby with everything necessary, the whole body is being reconstructed, including the cardiovascular system. The volume of circulating blood increases, the heart rate decreases, the load on the heart and blood vessels increases.
Sometimes bodies do not withstand increased stress, and there are various troubles. In particular, the veins under the pressure of a large volume of blood are stretched, their walls can not stand and develops varicose limbs or hemorrhoids.
Varicose veins of the lower extremities most often occur in the second half of pregnancy and, as a rule, its manifestations increase with each subsequent pregnancy.
The reason lies in the excessive stretch of the venous walls.
The first manifestations are a feeling of heaviness, tension in the legs, fever, which are often preserved even in the morning, after sleep. Further, edema, tenderness in the legs, as well as external manifestations in the form of convoluted blue subcutaneous pathways. As a rule, after delivery, the condition disappears, or manifestations decrease significantly.
In addition to unpleasant external manifestations and the likelihood of recurrence, varicose during pregnancy is not particularly dangerous.
If varicose has already appeared, follow all of the above rules, plus:
- avoid prolonged exposure to a source of heat - ovens, batteries; Also, a ban on long direct sunlight is imposed, i.e. to sunburn;
- give up baths at all, limit the shower - this is a general recommendation for all pregnant women, even without varicose veins;
- discuss with the doctor the need to wear compression linen - special stockings and tights. The degree of compression will help to select a specialist. To put on stockings it is necessary only lying down, for the night and for a long day rest they must be removed.
It should be remembered that the very process of labor can significantly increase the manifestation of hemorrhoids. But most women, fortunately, after a while it passes.
Another condition associated with changes in the cardiovascular system - dizziness, sometimes ending in fainting. The reason lies in the increase in the load on the heart, the increase in the heart rate, which sometimes the heart can not cope, especially if the woman also experiences nervous overstrain.