Similar Questions with Answers
Question: Why my legs are swollen
Answer: Hii dear Swelling are common during pregnancy due to a number of factors. The increased weight on the feet causes feet to swell. There are also a number of hormonal changes taking place during pregnancy that can cause it to swell. Also during 3rd trimester, excess swelling cud b due to increased blood volume and circulation. Our prego bodies are working very hard during this last trimester to pump blood and sometimes the increased pressure in the veins leading to the extremities causes swelling.
Question: i am in the starting of 6th month of pregnancy my legs are swollen little bit is it common
Answer: 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:
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.
Question: Why legs are paining in 5th week of pregnancy
Answer: Hello dear. The weight of your growing uterus can push on the sciatic nerve and cause pain to run down the back of your leg. It could also just be leg cramps or uterine fibroids, so please inform this to your gynecologist.
You can relieve it to some extent by following the below steps.
Stretch your calf muscles immediately by straightening your leg, heel first, and gently flexing your toes back toward your shins. (Don't point your toes while stretching.
After you stretch, massage the muscle or warm it with a hot water bottle to relax the tissue.