Swelling Of The Foot At 5 Months Of Pregnancy?
Tonight, I want Maulidia. I am pregnant 5 months less a week, how come my legs are already swollen? Especially in the calf to the sole of the foot. If the road hurts too. Thank you
Hello Maulidia Fitriani,
Swelling, especially in the ankles and toes, and fingers can occur in pregnant women due to an increase in total blood volume and fluid retention (the body maintains the amount of fluid, not released). Swelling in the ankles can be greater when you stand long or sit for too long because it is influenced by gravity. The size of the stomach and the growing fetus also affect venous return of blood flow from the lower limbs, as a result it is more likely to occur swelling in the area.
Swelling of the feet is very fast and drastic, especially at the age of 20 weeks of pregnancy and above, need to be aware of as one of the symptoms of preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a disorder during pregnancy that is characterized by an increase in blood pressure (hypertension) and protein release in the urine. Other symptoms of preeclampsia include:
Swelling in the lower limbs, hands and face
Pain in the pit of the stomach
Preeclampsia must be treated so as not to turn into eclampsia accompanied by seizures that can threaten the life of the mother and fetus. Preeclampsia occurs at gestational age> 20 weeks and can be diagnosed from blood pressure testing and urine analysis. We recommend that you check yourself to the nearest health facility to make sure there is a condition of preeclampsia.
If swollen feet occur due to a normal pregnancy, various ways below you can do to reduce these symptoms:
Avoid standing too long in one position
Do not use shoes that are too tight or strappy shoes
When lying on your back / sleep, position your feet higher by blocking using several pillows
Do light exercise using your feet / lower legs and keep walking regularly
Drink enough water
Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.