Varicose Veins During Pregnancy Symptoms & Treatment

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varicose veins during pregnancy

Varicose veins are quite common, especially among women. As of 2017, varied degrees of varicose veins affected around 50-60% women. Among pregnant women, there are a couple of  major reasons as to why this condition develops. However, there are simple steps to prevent the onset of this condition or even reduce the effects.

As mentioned before, there are a number of reasons as to why pregnant women develop varicose veins. However, most of the time it is due to one or a combination of some reasons.

Symptoms: Varicose veins during pregnancy

Pregnant women, if they do develop a condition of varicose veins usually notice and feel common symptoms such as:

  • Ulcer at the ankles and constant itching around the infected veins.
  • Fluid retention –  it can a cause the feet to mildly swell.
  • Clots formation in the varices of the veins.

Treatment and Prevention


It increases blood circulation and keeps the mother fit. Simple exercises such as walking regularly or even yoga helps decrease or even prevent the effects of varicose veins from developing.

Sleeping positions

A mother should always sleep on her left side with the legs elevated by a pillow. This is done because the risk of developing varicose veins increased during the second trimester. Sleeping in any another position causes the developing fetus to press on the leg veins thus increasing the chances of varicosities of the leg veins.

Following a low-salt diet

It reduces the water retention of the blood in the veins. Therefore, if any swelling is seen on the legs or feet, the low-salt diet drastically reduces the bulge.

Compression stockings

These stockings prevent varicose veins by building up pressure in the legs by, basically, squeezing it. Due to this pressure, it restricts the blood from pooling in the veins by increasing the blood circulation.

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