Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Why Do Pregnant Women Get Swollen Feet?

Pregnant women often experience swelling of their appendages particularly their hands and feet. This condition is also known as edema which simply put is water retention.

The growing uterus restricts blood flow in some of the major veins responsible for carrying water throughout the body.

Prevention & Treatment:

Pelvic Rocks help get the uterus of your back and release the pressure on major veins and arteries.

Stay Hydrated. Drinking plenty of water helps your body move fluids more efficiently.

Manage your Salt Intake Wisely. Contrary to popular belief salt is not responsible water retention. A certain amount of sodium is necessary to stave off muscle cramps. Salt food to taste avoiding extremes. Choose Real or Sea Salt rather than refined iodized salts. The enhanced texture and tast will reduce the amount of salt you apply.

Stay Active. Regular activity increases circulation and blood flow to all parts of the body. The more sedentary you are the greater you can expect the edema in your ankles, feet, hands, and fingers.

Gentle massage may temporarily relieve the discomfort of edema.

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