Pregnancy and Compression Stockings

Are you finding in the latter part of your pregnancy that your legs are regularly feeling painful and tired? If they are then you may find that wearing a good quality pair of compression stockings can help to provide you with support and relief you need from these symptoms.
As your pregnancy advances you will find that the additional weight you are carrying will increase the chances of varicose veins developing. The reason that they develop or become more exaggerated is because the extra uterus weight is placing pressure on the veins located on the right side of your body and in turn results in more pressure being placed on the veins in your legs.
Normally the blood in your legs will be flowing upwards to return it to the heart. But with the extra pressure and as there is more blood in your body to provide your unborn child with what it needs this causes the veins to work at much greater levels. If circulation of blood through your legs then becomes compromised this will result in further pressure being placed on the veins in your legs. In many cases these women will find that their legs start to feel heavy, plus they may feel as if they are itching or burning.

If you are a pregnant woman and you do begin notice to problems such as those mentioned above then consider wearing a good pair of compression stockings. They are made from rubber and elastic fibers and this causes them to press tightly against your legs providing additional support to them and the veins. Plus the pressure that these place on your legs will help to keep the blood circulating around them and this then reduces the risk of swelling or blood clots occurring.
Today there are several different medications and surgical procedures that can be used to help treat varicose veins. But in studies carried out it has been shown that the most effective way of treating such medical conditions is through the wearing of compression stockings. In fact in one study carried the results of which were published in the Phebology medical journal it was discovered that 71 percent of people who wore prescribed versions of this footwear on a regularly basis found there symptoms improved quite substantially. This was especially true when worn on a daily basis.
However in order for your compression stockings to be truly effective when pregnant you must make sure that you are prescribed the right kind. They need not only to apply the right amount of compression to your feet and legs but also must fit well. To ensure that they do then you need to make sure that you visit someone who specifically is trained to carry out the procedure to make sure that you get the right type. If you are having problems finding such a person locally then a quick search online should come up with the information you are looking for. Plus don’t be afraid to ask your doctor or other health care professional to see if they can determine who you should be seeing.

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