Swollen feet (oedema) are often common for pregnant women, especially in the last 3 months period of pregnancy. According to statistics, 90% of pregnant women face this problem. Below are some reasons for this problem.
The amount of flood pooling to feet is more than usual.
There is an increase in the concentration of salt and caffeine.
Pregnant women stand for a long time.
There is a decrease in the levels of potassium in the pregnant women’s diet.
Uric acid levels are high in the blood.
It may be due to hormonal changes in the body of pregnant women.
How to reduce puffiness
Drink a lot of water.
Try not to stand for long periods of time; let’s take a rest for stretching and relaxing your legs.
Soak your feet in the warm water from 10 to 15 minutes per day. This is an effective way to relax feet and to reduce puffiness.
Shouldn’t drink alcohol and caffeine containing drinks because they not only have harmful influences on unborn babies but also cause oedema in the body of pregnant women.
Shouldn’t eat some off the foods that are high in salt.
Comply with a scientific and balanced diet. Eat a lot of protein-rich foods protein such as beans and dairy products. Eat a lot of vegetables such as sweet leaf and cabbage and fresh fruits. Encourage pregnant women to eat foods containing many vitamins, calcium, and zinc.
Exercise regularly is one of the effective ways to quickly improve this problem. Appropriate exercises such as yoga will help flood circulate easily.
Implement measures to massage your feet, for example, rotating feet. It is a very useful way in which you can rotate your ankle in a big circle and then fold your foot back; and followed by rotating each toe according to the clockwise, then switch legs. Try to do it 2-3 times each day, each time for 10 minutes. Or simply, lie back on the cushion or the floor, slowly raise each leg, then lower it and switch legs.