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Question: i have swelling and pain in my hand

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Answer: hello dear for swelling follow this: During pregnancy, the body produces approximately 50% more blood and body fluids to meet the needs of the developing baby. Swelling is a normal part of pregnancy that is caused by this additional blood and fluid.it can be in hands, legs, ankles, feets etc.The extra fluids account for approximately 25% of the weight women gain during pregnancy.The following factors may also affect swelling: Summertime heat Standing for long periods of time Long days of activity Diet low in potassium High level of caffeine consumption High level of sodium intake Here are some other helpful hints to manage swelling during your pregnancy: 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. Rest or swim in a pool. Use cold compresses on swollen areas. Drink water, which helps flush the body and reduce water retention. Minimize sodium (salt) intake and avoid adding additional salt to meals. If you have tingling, numb and painful hands during pregnancy, it's likely to be caused by carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). CTS is common in pregnancy. It happens when there is a build-up of fluid (oedema) in the tissues in your wrist. ... CTS usually happens in your second trimester or third trimester.
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