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How To Prevent Varicose Veins While Pregnant

by Clifford Ramos

When you are pregnant, you gain weight, which leads to more pressure being put on your legs. You also produce more blood during pregnancy. The combination of extra blood and increased pressure on your legs can cause the blood vessels to become inflamed and press against the walls of your veins. This will result in your veins sticking out so that they can be seen against your skin. This is a very painful problem that many women are anxious to be rid of in order to make sure that their legs look and feel great. One of the easiest ways to deal with varicose veins is to not them happen in the first place. Here are some ways that you can prevent varicose veins while you are pregnant.

1. Sit Smart

One option that you can try is to avoid sitting still with your legs beneath you while you are pregnant. Try to walk around as much as possible in order to keep the blood circulating smoothly through your legs. If you work in an office and need to sit for extended periods of time, make sure that you have your legs elevated so that you don't put a ton of pressure on them. Keep your legs uncrossed so that the pressure does not built up around your thighs either.

2. Wear Tights or Hose With Support

Purchase tights or pantyhose that have some support for your belly. The best ones are the ones that force your belly towards the rest of your body and keep it up. This will reduce the amount of pressure that is put on the veins of your legs and will give your legs a little bit more breathing room. 

3. Gain the Right Amount of Weight

Make sure that you are not gaining more weight than what your doctor recommends. Your body is designed to handle a certain amount of weight gain while you are pregnant and if you exceed what your doctor recommends, then your body might not be able to handle it. Exercising regularly will allow you to keep your weight gain under control, as well as increase the circulation in your legs.

4. Don't Wear Tight Clothes

Try not to wear tight clothes around your waist and thighs because these will cut off circulation to your legs. Make sure that everything you wear fits properly, including your underwear.

For more information, talk to a doctor's office such as Premier Surgical Associates.


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Powerful Physical Therapy

I was badly injured a year ago, and it took a long time to get back to my normal level of ability. One of the things that helped more than anything was the time that I spent in physical therapy. I didn’t always love going to physical therapy – in fact, sometimes, I really didn’t enjoy it at all. But ultimately, the therapists and other patients I worked with helped inspire me to get better, and the exercises facilitated my healing process. I started this blog to talk about all of the things I learned about physical therapy and healing during my recovery time. I hope my blog reaches other accident victims. I want to offer encouragement, hope, and information for people who are in the same boat that I was in.