Answer: Hello, Dear swelling (or what doctors refer to as edema) happens when your body retains fluid in the lower legs, ankles and feet. It most often occurs on both sides of the body, and it’s not an emergency situation. So don't worry its not harmful but you need to take care of yourself. You can make small changes to your everyday life to help reduce swelling: Take a short walk every hour. Drink eight to 10 glasses of water daily. Drinking less actually promotes swelling. Limit your salt intake. Avoid standing or sitting for long time. Raise your legs while sitting with the help of pillow or cushion..
Answer: Hi dear, Swelling is very normal part of pregnancy.it is usually due to water retention and more blood supply. Swelling in legs and hands is called edema,and is quite normal.it happens to keep your body soft to expand during pregnancy. Try to drink plenty of water and lower intake of salt in food. Try not to hang your legs and keep it up with support.
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Question: I am in 9th month of pregnancy and my feet are swelling so much, how to reduce swelling??
Answer: Swelling may be reduced by eating foods that are high in potassium, such as bananas, and by avoiding caffeine. 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.
Question: How to reduce the swelling in feet and ankle? M facing a lot of swelling.
Answer: Hello dear, feet n ankel swelling is very common problem in pregnancy n specially in last trimester. You can do one thing place a pillow under your feet when you r sleeping. Don't keep your feet in hanging positions for longer period of time. Always try to keep your leg elevated when ever you r sitting. Take rest as Kush as you can. Wish you a happy pregnancy. Take care dear.
Question: How to reduce swelling in feet
Answer: Hi! Yes dear its common I had it 4 montha onwards. Keep hydrated, elevate feet while sitting or sleeping, get up and walk for few mins after every hour, daily massage (light) of legs below knees by someone or buy a foot massager, while sitting constantly wiggle the toes. It's all about improving circulation! Good luck!