Varicose Veins – is there anything I can do to prevent them?
Varicose veins are among the most common disorders during pregnancy. These Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen twisting veins that usually have different colors such as green, purple, or blue. This disorder often affects the legs, though it is not limited to a specific part of the body.
Varicose veins may occur during pregnancy as a result of hormonal changes in the body or due to blood flow and changes in the veins during pregnancy.
Ways To Prevent Varicose Veins During Pregnancy.
First: Take a break
Avoid standing long periods without taking a break every now and then. Try to walk around at least every 30 minutes while doing your daily activities.
Second: The best positions for sleeping
When lying down or sleeping, it is advisable to sleep on one side “the left side is preferable” and put two cushions, one under your feet and the other under your back.
Third: Don’t gain too much weight
The more weight you gain the more chances to develop varicose veins, so we recommend you to keep your weight within normal levels by following a balanced and healthy diet.
Fourth: Use compression stockings
Ask your doctor about compression stockings used to prevent the pooling of blood in the legs and learn how to use them properly. We recommend to wear the compression stockings during the day, especially before getting out of bed, and take them off at night.
You also need to choose the size that suits you the most and makes you feel comfortable.