Causes Of Cramping Hands And Feet During Pregnancy?

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, How to deal with cholesterol when pregnant 8 months . And Legs Hand cramps are also cramps ??

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Hi Fety,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Cholesterol is one of the substances needed in the synthesis of pregnancy hormones, namely estrogen and progesterone. This is also an important role in supporting the development of the fetus in your womb. Therefore, increased blood cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolemia) during pregnancy is not necessarily a disorder. According to some literature, it is normal for pregnant women to experience an increase in cholesterol levels by 25 to 50%. In contrast to hypercholesterolemia in general, hypercholesterolemia in pregnant women is not atherogenic (triggers the growth of atherosclerotic plaques) and will decrease by itself after delivery.


However, it is true that excess cholesterol during pregnancy does not pose a risk at all. Hypercholesterolemia can put the mother at a greater risk of experiencing disorders of the heart and blood vessels, especially if the mother previously had a history of diseases, such as hypertension, heart disease, or stroke.


Therefore, further evaluation is needed, what exactly is your cholesterol level? Is the hypercholesterolemia that you are experiencing purely due to pregnancy, or is there another underlying factor?


Hypercholesterolemia often does not cause significant complaints. However, in some sensitive people, this condition can also cause stiffness, cramping, pain, and other discomfort, especially around the spine, back, or also the hands and feet. In addition, cramps in your hands and feet can also occur due to other factors, such as hormonal changes during pregnancy, excessive pressure that makes blood flow not smooth, certain vitamin or mineral deficiencies, pinched nerves, viral or bacterial infections, diabetes, and so on.


You should immediately consult an obstetrician regarding the condition you are experiencing. The doctor will usually do laboratory tests or ultrasound to determine the best treatment.


In the meantime, you can take the following steps:

Improve your diet, reduce foods that are high in cholesterol, such as fried foods, offal, coconut milk
Eat more vegetables and fruits
Eat more nuts
Drink enough
Actively move and be active, don't stay still
Avoid wearing shoes, watches, or jewelry that are too tight
Compress cramped hands and feet using a warm compress
If necessary, take paracetamol to improve cramps

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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