Preg­nan­cy is one of the bright­est peri­ods in the life of every woman, because at this time the moth­er con­stant­ly takes care of the baby, who is just about to be born. At the same time, this peri­od can­not be called sim­ple, because var­i­ous fail­ures and com­pli­ca­tions can occur in the body. One pos­si­ble com­pli­ca­tion is vari­cose veins (vari­cose veins).

The veins in our body are con­stant­ly work­ing, sup­ply­ing blood to all organs with­out excep­tion. As soon as the veins expand, the blood sup­ply expands and some areas of the veins begin to accu­mu­late blood, there­by form­ing vari­cose veins. Such a com­pli­ca­tion is not only a cos­met­ic defect, but also a sig­nal of a sig­nif­i­cant mal­func­tion in the work of all organs. In addi­tion, dur­ing inflam­ma­tion, blood clots are formed, which can come off at any time, which is a threat to life.

Dur­ing preg­nan­cy, the risk of devel­op­ing vari­cose veins increas­es sig­nif­i­cant­ly. Those women who bear a child for the first time face prob­lems of this kind in 30% of cas­es, and sub­se­quent preg­nan­cies lead to an even greater risk. This sta­tis­tic is due to a change in the hor­mon­al back­ground when car­ry­ing a baby. In par­tic­u­lar, an increase in estro­gen lev­els con­tributes to the stretch­ing of the veins and the relax­ation of the con­nec­tive tis­sue. The hered­i­tary pre­dis­po­si­tion of a woman to this dis­ease also plays a role.

To deter­mine vari­cose veins, it is enough to eval­u­ate their appear­ance — the veins turn blue or turn pur­ple, acquire a knot­ty or ser­pen­tine shape, and also begin to pro­trude above the sur­face of the skin. The woman is also annoyed by swelling of the legs, pain, fatigue and con­vul­sions.

Almost half of preg­nant women in one way or anoth­er are faced with man­i­fes­ta­tions of vari­cose veins. How­ev­er, this dis­ease may dis­ap­pear after preg­nan­cy if there is no hered­i­tary pre­dis­po­si­tion to it. How­ev­er, pre­ven­tion and reg­u­lar exam­i­na­tions in any case will not hurt. After all, vari­cose veins are also fraught with com­pli­ca­tions: troph­ic ulcers, venous bleed­ing, deep vein throm­bo­sis or throm­bophlebitis of super­fi­cial veins. You can avoid them if you take time­ly pre­ven­tive mea­sures.

The main pre­ven­tive mea­sure is to wear com­fort­able shoes in which the load will be dis­trib­uted even­ly. It is also impos­si­ble for preg­nant women to stand or sit for a long time, so you should alter­nate class­es. If swelling of the legs occurs, com­pres­sion stock­ings or spe­cial tights that addi­tion­al­ly sup­port the stom­ach will help. A con­trast show­er or dous­ing your feet with cold water will also be an excel­lent pre­ven­tive mea­sure. There are also phys­i­cal exer­cis­es that strength­en the veins.

As for med­ical exam­i­na­tions, a phle­bol­o­gist deals with the health of the veins. It is he who should be exam­ined by preg­nant women with vari­cose veins. But women in posi­tion should not use self-med­ica­tion.

By Yraa

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