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How to tackle varicose veins during pregnancy

20th October 2013

It's no secret that there is a higher chance of suffering from varicose veins when pregnant. When you’re pregnant your body is producing extra volumes of blood to support you and your body. This can consequently add a lot of pressure on your blood vessels, especially those in the legs, making your veins work harder to circulate the blood throughout the body leading to the development of varicose veins.

Below are some helpful ways on how to prevent varicose veins during pregnancy:

Carry out light exercises

It's advised that during pregnancy, you engage in regular light exercises, such as walking to ensure your blood circulation is always under control, especially in the legs.

Take a back seat and elevate the legs as much as possible

It's recommended that you avoid keeping your feet on the ground for long periods of time even when you are seated. A relaxed seated position, with your legs stretched out is what you should really be aiming for.

Maintain a healthy pregnancy weight

Although weight gain during pregnancy is normal, excessive weight gain can put too much strain and stress on your blood vessels, increasing the chances of you developing varicose veins.

The wrap up....

Despite following this routine, if you somehow still develop varicose veins then it would be a good idea to seek professional help from an experienced dermatologist. Our expert medical team at sk:n welcome all types of clients including women dealing with post pregnancy side effects such as varicose veins. Book your free consultation today and get further information about our laser vein removal treatments here at sk:n clinics.

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