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Vein Treatment During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Published by DR. Bradley Ashpole

Being pregnant is one of the most exciting parts of life, but it can come with some challenges that you may not have anticipated. If you’re pregnant, you may turn to vein treatment in Itasca to treat those pesky varicose veins. But have you stopped to consider whether or not treatment during pregnancy is safe? Here’s what you should know.

Why Do Varicose Veins Develop?

Varicose veins are so common during pregnancy because your blood volume increases to help support your growing baby. Simultaneously, your body is experiencing hormonal changes that cause your veins to dilate. These changes ultimately put more pressure on your veins. The slower the blood flow, the higher the chances of developing varicose veins.

The majority of varicose veins develop in the legs, but it is also possible to develop them in other areas.

Is Treatment During Pregnancy Safe?

There is nothing wrong with conservatively treating your varicose veins while you are pregnant. You can opt for natural remedies like staying active and walking around often or elevating your legs so you can give your veins a break from working so hard. If possible, sleep on your left side and make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Make sure that you are avoiding wearing high heels or other uncomfortable shoes that restrict the movement of your calf muscles.

If your varicose veins are continuing after giving birth, take advantage of our vein treatment in Itasca to minimize their appearance.

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