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How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?

How can I avoid swelling in my hands and feet during pregnancy?

Water, exercise: Swelling in pregnancy is pretty hard to avoid. The increased blood volume and lower blood pressure dilate the distal vessels and they become "leaky". Keeping your blood moving via exercise, drinking lots of water and periodically elevating your hands and feet will help. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How can I prevent swollen ankles and feet in pregnancy?

How can I prevent swollen ankles and feet in pregnancy?

Avoid salt: Swollen feet and ankles are common in pregnancy. As the uterus gets bigger it puts pressure on the blood vessels in the pelvis returning the blood from the legs back to the heart. This can make blood flow slower and increase swelling. Avoiding salt, drinking plenty of water, and elevating your feet can help reduce swelling. Be aware it may not go away until a few weeks after the baby is born. ...Read more

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How can I prevent swelling in my ankles and feet?

How can I prevent swelling in my ankles and feet?

Depends on cause: General swelling of the lower extremity can be lessened by wearing support or surgical stockings. Elevation when ever possible also can lessen it. But needs to be evaluated by doc as to the why. Swelling can be caused by problems with your heart, circulation, high blood pressure, diet, kidney or liver trouble to name a few causes. ...Read more

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant and my feet & hands are swolen but the bones in my hands get sore as well. Is there anything I can do to relieve the pain?Thanks

I'm 33 weeks pregnant and my feet & hands are swolen but the bones in my hands get sore as well. Is there anything I can do to relieve the pain?Thanks

Pregnancy edema: Lower extremity swelling from pregnancy may cause long term complication. Good supportive athletic shoes and support hose may reduce formation of varicose veins and long term edema. Simple decreased in activity with elevation of hands may reduce swelling and there are compression gloves available. Medications should be approved by obstetrician. ...Read more

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I have swelling in hands as in just fingers and my ankles and feet what causes it and what can I do?

I have swelling in hands as in just fingers and my ankles and feet what causes it and what can I do?

See your doctor: Peripheral edema (swelling) can be a sign of high blood pressure, heart issues, thyroid problems, or excess sodium intake. If centered over joints it might indicate effusion, which can be a symptom of arthritis. See a doctor to help sort this out for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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My girlfriend fingers and toes become swell from last evening and still swell and she feel pain also in fingers & toes. plz tell me how it can resolve?

My girlfriend fingers and toes become swell from last evening and still swell and she feel pain also in fingers & toes. plz tell me how it can resolve?

Need more informatio: Need more information regarding age, associated conditions, medications, have her examined to get answer for her problems. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and my feet and hands are swelling. Is there any food to avoid/can trigger the swelling of my feet and numbness of my hands?

I'm 39 weeks pregnant and my feet and hands are swelling. Is there any food  to avoid/can trigger the swelling of my feet and numbness of my hands?

Not really.: Edema is not unusual in advanced pregnancy and may be related to hormonal effects. Unless you are hypertensive there is no reason to change your diet; mention this to your obstetrician, as all you need at this point is an excuse to deliver. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I stop sweating in my hands and feet?

How can I stop sweating in my hands and feet?

Maxim...: ...Is an otc antiperspirant, available online, that i've found effective (no financial interest). If that doesn't work, the drionic device (also available online) is effective for some. Oral prescription medications are available, but they tend to cause side effects and i try to avoid them whenever possible. Sometimes they are necessary, though, to control this embarrassing problem. ...Read more

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What causes varicose veins, and severe swelling of the legs and feet during pregnancy, and how can I treat it myself at home?

What causes varicose veins, and severe swelling of the legs and feet  during pregnancy, and how can I treat it myself at home?

Compression stocking: The pressure of the baby on to draining system- veins is one of the causes for venous reflux. To prevent swelling, pain, and cramps use compression stockings 20mmHg. Also, elevate your legs/feet when in bed or at home. Usually it gets better after the baby, residual disease can be treated with ablation in future if it persists. ...Read more

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How can I avoid shaking hands without having to always explain the terrible arthritis in some of my fingers?

How can I avoid shaking hands without having to always explain the terrible arthritis in some of my fingers?

Wave: Give a quick wave and say, " hi, nice to meet (see) you. I have arthritis and my doctor wants me to avoid shaking hands." repeat, "it's nice to meet (see) you.". ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my knees during and after exercising. What can I do to prevent or treat this? I also get pain on the outer sides of my feet too while i exercise.

I've been having pain in my knees during and after exercising. What can I do to prevent or treat this? I also get pain on the outer sides of my feet too while i exercise.

Well. : Well. I don't know the cause of you knee pain. However, stretching out well before or after exercise is always beneficial. Additionally if there is any laxatity, strengthening your quads may be helpful. Finally, there are specialists for fitting shoes. Do you know if your athletic shoes are a good fit (ie. If you have a low or a high arch, if you pronate or suppinate etc?) seeing a professional to assist you with purchasing the right athletic shoes would be likely well worth the money. ...Read more

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I am 9 days postop with a 360 belt lipectomi and my legs from the knees and down AND my feets are swelling, how long time can this last?

I am 9 days postop with a 360 belt lipectomi and my legs from the knees and down AND my feets are swelling, how long time can this last?

Lower ext swelling: Hi, I don't think it's normal at all to have swelling, I would suggest that you see your surgeon ASAP, especially if the swelling is in one side therefore there is a high possibility for blood clot in the leg. Please see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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How do I prevent numbness in the feet during exercise?

How do I prevent numbness in the feet during exercise?

A few things: Make sure your shoes are of proper fit and in good repair so they cushion and support the feet. Also make sure you stretch and warm-up and ramp up your exercise activity. If you are doing impact exercises or use a treadmill, see if you need to dial it down a little. If these measures do not help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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In the night when i am sleeping my chest gets hot and sweaty and my feet start to burn. The rest of my body is fine. Can u recommend some cure,remedy?

In the night when i am sleeping my chest gets hot and sweaty and my feet start to burn. The rest of my body is fine. Can u recommend some cure,remedy?

Temperature?: Keep your room a little cooler. Wear light, breathable, comfortable, soft night clothes. If you have diabetes, discuss the burning of your feet with your regular doctor for more specific treatment. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more