Answer: Hi dear,
During pregnancy, the extra fluid in the body and the pressure from the growing uterus can cause swelling in the ankles and feet. It is seen in later pregnancy. Avoid standing for long periods, walk few steps, reduce salt intake keep your legs elevated, sleep on your side and restrict salt. Consult your doctor once and check for blood pressure and HB levels too. Low blood level can cause swelling too.
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Question: I have swelling on my feet, a little on my hands and just today a little swelling on my face. Hope this is not something to worry about?
Answer: Hi..swelling is not a troublesome symptom..its common only..keep a pillow below ur feet while sitting,sleeping..keep them elevated often..drink more fresh juices and water..do gentle massages with oil of ur choice and have hot water bath..
sleep well follow a healthy diet take care.
Question: Swelling on feet and hands ..what to do???
Answer: Hi dear it is common problem during pregnancy especially in 3rd trimester. Pregnancy yoga , walking will help most. Drinking water also will help to reduce swelling during pregnancy
Question: I have much swelling in my hands and feet is there something to worry about
Answer: Hello dear. Various factors contribute to foot and ankle swelling during pregnancy. For starters, your body retains more fluid during pregnancy. Also, your growing uterus puts pressure on your veins, which impairs return of blood to your heart.
Here are the few tips you can follow
Avoid standing for long periods.
Minimize outdoor time when it is hot.
Rest with your feet elevated.
Wear comfortable shoes, avoiding high heels if possible.
Wear supportive tights or stockings.
Avoid clothes that are tight around your wrists or ankles.