Swollen legs during pregnancy, how to take care of it?
Hello, I am a 25 years old female. I am in the third trimester of my pregnancy. My legs are swollen and I even have pain. Can anyone tell me how should I take care of Swollen legs during pregnancy, and how to take care of them? Can anyone share some home remedies with me?
@lakshi Hello, the third trimester is the most common time to experience swollen feet. Especially as the weeks go on and you get closer to 40 weeks. Your body is continuing to build its supply of blood and fluids, which can contribute to swelling. Your uterus is also getting much heavier as your baby grows, which can slow blood flow from the legs back to the heart. Swollen feet are a very normal part of pregnancy. Call your doctor if you notice sudden swelling of your hands, feet, face, or around your eyes, dizziness or blurred vision, a severe headache, and difficulty breathing. Here are some remedies that will give you relief from swollen legs.
- Reduce your sodium intake
- Increase potassium intake
- Drink more water
- Elevate your feet and rest
- Go for a walk
- Swollen feet are a very common side effect of pregnancy. Swelling is caused by increased fluid volume in your body, as well as decreased circulation. If you experience sudden or severe swelling, it’s important to call your doctor, as this may be a sign of something more serious. But a little swelling is definitely normal.