Swelling in pregnancy
When pregnancy can be a lot of problems in health or wellbeing, but when the legs swell during pregnancy, what should I do? And if on the face and arms obvious signs of swelling are also visible, what should I do? Whether it is dangerous and whether treatment of edemas is necessary?
Swelling is called swelling in certain parts of the body, resulting from the accumulation of excess fluid in the tissues.
During pregnancy, due to the action of the hormone progesterone and partially estrogen, relaxation of the walls of the vessels and their permeability increases, which leads to the penetration of fluid from the vessels into the tissues and their accumulation in the limbs, face, abdomen and even internal organs.
The degree of puffiness can be from hidden to strongly visually expressed.
Edema during pregnancy can be physiological (completely permissible fluid retention) and pathological.
Swelling of the physiological character is not very noticeable; they are found with slight pressure in the area typical for edema – on the hands and feet, or in the form of strengthened traces from the bracelet of watches, rings, rubber bands of socks.
When pressing a finger in the puffiness area, there should be no pits, but the pressure of the liquid in the tissue is felt, and this phenomenon is usually called in medicine a pasty.
Can help a cool foot bath and foot massage, lifting your legs up, and rest for at least half an hour. It is also worthwhile to lead an active lifestyle, control weight and nutrition, and reduce the amount of salt.
Do I use pills for swelling during pregnancy?
Usually, they refer to diuretics for edema during pregnancy. It is important to remember that self-administration of these drugs is prohibited!
They can significantly harm the pregnant woman and the fetus due to the strong forced elimination of the liquid. The use of such drugs is permissible only under the supervision of a doctor, and usually only in a hospital.
Apply all sorts of diuretic herbs and infusions is only after consulting a doctor.
Such infusions are suitable for pregnant women with weak kidneys and without exacerbation. Helps in the fight against edema green tea, taken as usual. Special kidney teas and drug store fees can also help, which are brewed in a filter bag on a tea cup. Besides them, acupuncture and yoga can be shown.
The basis of the diet for edema in pregnant women is a milk and vegetable table with a decrease in the amount of salt or a complete failure of it. It is worth consuming as much as possible fruits and vegetables, excluding animal fats and replacing them with vegetable, salads from vegetables and vegetable oil are especially good.