Martes, Hulyo 21, 2015

Pregnancy Tips: RMT Massage and Other Tips to Tame Those Puffy Legs

Swelling, though extremely frustrating, is not unusual; for pregnant women. This is because to help sustain the needs of the baby, the body has to produce roughly 50% more blood and fluid. This condition, called edema, occurs on the face, neck, and hands, but it is mostly noticeable on the lower extremities, which absorb more of the extra pressure. According to an article by Today’s Parent, the growing uterus begins to put a significant amount of pressure on the pelvic veins and vena cava (the vein the right side of the body that transports blood from the feet back to the heart), to the point of impairing the proper return of blood to the heart. As a result, more blood tends to be retained below the knees, explaining the excessive leg puffiness. You RMT in Vancouver may help in managing this, though, with a series of massage sessions to re-establish healthy blood circulation.

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