Edema – (Swelling in lower Legs, Ankles and Feet in Pregnancy)

Painless swelling in Feet or Toes during pregnancy is not a disease but a sign of Disease

While you are enjoying your pregnancy there are some side-effects that are disturbing and uncomfortable and one of the most common is edema of lower extremities (swelling in legs, ankles and feet). It starts around the fifth month of pregnancy and can continue till the delivery.

Causes

  • During pregnancy extra blood and fluid is produced in the body to support baby’s growth. This slows down blood circulation and
    causes the blood to accumulate in lower extremities
  • The growth of baby in uterus can put extra pelvic pressure that prevents effective return of blood from the lower extremities
  • The pregnancy hormones relax the veins making blood circulation back to heart little difficult, resulting in swelling of legs, ankles
    and feet

At our `Monisha’s Mantra`, we have helped several pregnant women to reduce their edema of lower extremities in the following manner, without Medicine and without any Side-effect:

  • Limit salt and sugar intake by avoiding processed and junk foods
  • Stay hydrated to flush out excess sodium and fluids
  • Avoid standing or sitting for long period of time
  • While sitting and sleeping elevate the legs which helps in draining
    excess fluid from legs
  • Regular walks and simple stretching exercises improves blood circulation
  • Sujok Therapy:
    1. Seed Therapy – Daily at night apply fenugreek (methi) plaster around the middle toes with adhesive tape(as shown in Pic 1)
    2. Acupressure – Gently twist the middle toes of both feet corresponding to legs, clockwise-anticlockwise for a minute, 4 times daily (as shown in Pic 2)

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