How to Keep Your Veins Healthy During Pregnancy

When you are expecting a child, there is a long list of things that need attending to. While many of these are focused on the baby, it’s just as important to tend to the health of the mother. One of the most common occurrences during a pregnancy is developing unsightly spider veins and uncomfortable varicose veins. This often happens due to the changes in blood pressure that a pregnancy can bring, along with weight gain, hormone imbalances, and the like.

These spider and varicose veins can be very painful, and can interfere with your already full schedule. The good news is that these veins can usually be treated easily with minimally invasive in-office procedures by trusted vein specialists. Let Northern Illinois Vein Clinic give you some tips on preventing these conditions.

• Keep active!
While pregnant, it’s important to make sure that you’re keeping active. Staying active allows the blood in your legs to circulate properly, which will assure strong veins.

• Wear comfortable clothes
Comfortable clothes can be important in making sure that you don’t have any issues with your circulation being cut off. With all the changes your body will go through, it’s important that you wear a complete set of fitting clothing.

• Eat a healthy diet
Having a diet full of foods that improve blood flow is also important. A pregnant woman increases her blood volume by almost 50% during a pregnancy, so supplying vitamins like iron can help your blood flow stay regular and things like spicy foods can help blood flow increase.

• Don’t strain!
Whether it’s from trying to lift some heavy object to suffering from a common case of pregnancy-induced constipation, it’s important to try not to do any activity that involves straining yourself. This causes blood pressure to spike and vein conditions to form.

Preventing some of the uncomfortable vein symptoms of pregnancy will create a better environment for a pregnant woman, who undoubtedly has more than enough to worry about.

Unfortunately sometimes even with the best preparation, these vein conditions can develop. If you have already developed any of these vein conditions, it’s important to see a vein specialist. At Northern Illinois Vein Clinic, Dr Rimas Gilvydis is one of the Midwest’s most experienced vein specialists. He offers a special course catered just for soon-to-be mothers. Come see for yourself what our Mommy veins special treatment course can offer you. Contact us online or call us today at (815) 315-1894.