Overcoming Swollen Legs And Anemia In 9 Months Pregnant Women?

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I want to ask, I am currently 36 weeks pregnant, but my hb is only 7.1 and my legs are swollen. Is it a sign of a certain disease? and will it be harmful to my fetus.? but in my daily life, I do not experience weakness, lethargy, limp. I can still move normally, it’s just that at night I have trouble sleeping.

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Hello Dewi, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com

Your Hb which is only 7.1 is included in the low Hb for pregnant conditions. This condition is known as anemia in pregnancy. In pregnant women, mild anemia is common due to the addition of fluid volume in the body so that the blood hemoglobin (Hb) becomes lower than in non-pregnant conditions. In the third trimester, anemia is diagnosed when the hemoglobin level is below 11 g/dL.

Anemia in pregnancy can have a negative impact on the fetus and the pregnancy itself. The following are some of the effects of anemia in pregnancy:

increased risk of premature delivery increased risk of babies with low birth weight increased risk of giving birth to babies with anemia increased risk of postpartum depression increased risk of children experiencing developmental disorders Seeing this impact, you should immediately consult an obstetrician for further evaluation and management of this condition. your anemia. In this condition, besides you need to see a doctor, you also need to make sure to take your pregnancy vitamins regularly and eat a complete nutritional diet in sufficient quantities.

Swelling in the legs may be a normal symptom in pregnancy, but it may not. The bigger the pregnancy, there will be obstacles in the flow of blood back from the veins in the legs because the uterus is getting bigger. This causes a lot of blood to accumulate in the legs and a lot of fluid to seep into the tissues around the blood vessels, causing swelling in the legs. This normal swelling can be severe in several conditions such as:

standing for a long time sitting or lying down with your feet hanging on your feet, a diet high in salt/sodium, a diet low in potassium, a lot of caffeine consumption, hot weather, if you experience swollen feet accompanied by other symptoms such as severe headache, nausea, vomiting, upper right abdominal pain, disturbances vision, urinary problems, swelling in other places as well (such as hands and face), and excessive weight gain, you should immediately consult a gynecologist. This condition can be a sign of preeclampsia or also known as pregnancy poisoning. In preeclampsia, you can find high blood pressure and protein in your urine. If it's not caused by preeclampsia, then here are some things you can do to reduce swollen feet:

Eat lots of potassium-containing foods such as avocados and bananas. Reduce the amount of salt in your food. Avoid eating too much salty food. Avoid consuming caffeine. Don't stand (especially standing still) for a long time. You can shake your legs to help improve blood circulation. activities in hot places Avoid wearing high-heeled shoes Use special stockings for leg compression Do not wear clothing or pants that are tight around the waist and ankles Elevate/lift your legs slightly and support them with pillows while sleeping or sitting Cold compresses on the leg area Drink plenty of water enough, don't reduce the amount of drinking

That's all the information from me, I hope it's enough to answer

dr. Irna Cecilia

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