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Friday, February 22, 2013

How to Prevent Varicose While Pregnant

Varicose veins in the foot not only ruin the appearance but also cause complaints sore, stiff, and pain in the calf. What should we do? Varicose veins often appear when we are pregnant. Disorders such as dilation of blood vessels behind this seems really trivial, but it is quite disturbing. Sometimes, foot sore or stiff.

The appearance of varicose veins-bulging protrusion marked by the blood vessels to the skin surface in the calf. Varicose veins usually bluish green. This bulge can be small, it could be very large. What is clear, less if seen and often makes the owner feel inferior veins.


What actually happened? Actually assertion-assertion is the damming of blood flow that occurs in the blood vessels (veins). "The function of veins normal and healthy is to take dirty blood (blood that contains carbon dioxide) back to the heart," said dr. Nana Hasani, Sp.OG, from RSIA Hermina.

Because it must work against gravity, the veins are designed to have a series of valves that prevent blood flow flipped. When the valve is lost, blood in the veins tend to congregate where the pull of gravity, such as the feet and anus. Well, because clogged, blood flow also look for alternative ways.

The trick? By creating a "new way" through the vessels of other smaller lies deeper. "The new road" can be formed not only in the foot, but in the body anywhere.


Disorders Varicose veins tend to be more common in women who are obese than men. And the first time often experienced by women who are pregnant. Predictably, the cause is a change in the form of the growing uterus size, the more pressing the number of veins around the stomach. As a result, there was a narrowing of the blood vessels of the oppressed, so that blood flow in some areas of the lower abdomen becomes smooth.

Unless enlarged uterine size, hormone was suspected to be the cause of varicose veins. As we know that pregnancy brings hormonal changes. Progesteron hormone responsible for the circumstances that led to changes in the elasticity of blood vessel walls.

Generally, women who have been exposed to before pregnancy varicose veins, varicose veins will experience a more severe when the two entities. Likewise varicose veins will appear in pregnant women over the age of 40 years or the second pregnancy, third, and so on, and in pregnancy with twins.

Unless things already mentioned, varicose veins during pregnancy can also arise as a result of infection.


Betis was the most commonly affected veins attack. And varicose veins is the most disturbing appearance. But actually varicose veins can affect other body parts, such as at the anus, which is known as hemorrhoids or piles.

In pregnant women, varicose veins can invade the vagina and the birth canal. It is very rare. However, the varicose veins can be a serious problem because it would interfere with the smooth process of giving birth. "Disruption childbirth can be life threatening due to varicose expectant mothers who undergo vaginal delivery. Because, while the strong strain can lead to rupture of existing varicose veins in the vaginal area. The result will be bleeding, "said dr. Nana.

Generally, the doctor will recommend a cesarean for women who are detected early have varicose veins in the birth canal or vagina. The goal is to prevent unexpected bleeding.


Varicose veins that appear during pregnancy is generally caused by the pregnancy itself. Varicose veins arise because of changes in organ function and, also due to hormonal changes. Is difficult to prevent the appearance of varicose veins.

Some exercises can reduce the pain of varicose veins, such as aches and stiffness in the legs. Frequently lifting the foot so that its position is higher than other body parts. This can be done for some time to reduce the blood dam.

But, keep in mind how the above does not eliminate varicose veins at all. So also with drugs or stocking feet antivarises varicose veins.

To reduce the occurrence of varicose veins, pregnant women should often lie on your left side. The goal for the veins leading to the heart that lies behind the uterus slightly to the right, not depressed.


Complaints such as leg swelling or varicose veins pain varicose veins usually occur when the infection. This is called plebitis. Germs that cause these infections to enter the body at the time of the delivery takes. Germs that made it into the bloodstream and will follow up on the body and the affected veins.

This is one of the causes of varicose veins persist in spite of confinement is over. In fact, the mother will feel the pain increases. The infection can cause fever varicose veins and swelling.

Plebitis can also be caused by a thrombus, which is a substance in the blood clotting from the uterus into the bloodstream. A medical condition called thromboplebitis. Generally, doctors will prescribe anti-inflammatory and anti-infection to prevent thromboplebitis. It's kind of rare. But it may be, is not it?

Reduce Pain

. Enforce Limbs

Rest while sleeping, lifting legs high for some time. When you sit on a chair, place your feet on a bench buffer. Or relax with menyelonjorkan feet.

. Walk

Diligent walk because walking will stimulate blood flow. Use footwear is comfortable and safe. Remember, do not stand too long or sit for too long. Shifting position to find a comfortable position.

. Gymnastics Pregnant

Pregnancy exercise will help the mother to practice breathing at the time to push, to train the pelvic muscles and reduce pain caused by varicose veins.
* Avoid Tight Clothing

Avoid tight clothing that interferes with blood circulation.

. Consumption of Foods

Expand high-fiber foods such as vegetables and fruits. It can prevent constipation and keep you from varicose veins around the anus and vagina.

. Prevent Infection

Prevent infection with a clean lifestyle. For example, make it a habit to wash your hands and feet with soap. Contact your doctor immediately if there is swelling or pain.


  1. Varicose Vein Myths: Aside from a clean lifestyle. When you have done a lot of things over the day and kept on walking running or standing. Avoid washing your feet .