Posted by Babies .. on Tuesday, March 9, 2010
In pregnant women, varicose veins are not only attacking the legs but also the vagina and anus. If you do not watch out, this condition can be dangerous because it can inhibit the normal birth process, or vaginal.
gar more aware of the symptoms of varicose veins should be identified and how to avoid them
Are varicose veins that?
arises is through the blood vessels under the skin or mucous membranes (mucosa) is widened and curved or circular valve due to abnormalities in the blood vessels. Varicose veins usually occur on the hands and feet, but in some people can occur in other places such as the stomach, rectum (large intestine near the anus), vagina, scrotum, and vulva (genital lips). Itching or skin color changes to blue is characteristic of varicose veins of the most easily recognizable.
Symptoms of varicose veins vagina
* Usually the mother or the doctor to detect touch by the vagina, if you feel there is a bulge it has mengalai pregnant vaginal varicose veins.
* Pregnant women complain tired and pale.
Why do pregnant women experience it?
Approximately 20-30% of pregnant women have varicose veins. Varices generally occur in the pelvic area and lower limbs. This is because the blood vessels in this area are closely related to the uterus. In addition, pregnancy causes hormonal changes women experience, especially the increase in the hormone progesterone. Well, this is the hormonal changes that make the elasticity of blood vessel walls growing, so the walls of blood vessels (both arteries and veins) more flexible. As a result, blood vessels become bigger and wider.
Dilation of blood vessels is necessary to meet the needs of the fetus, so that blood flow and blood volume were increased in pregnant women can tersuplai well, until the growth of the fetus was a normal place.
There are many risk factors (not causes) that can increase the likelihood of varicose veins during pregnancy is heredity, overweight (obesity), the wrong posture for too long such a long time sitting or standing, use of birth control pills or estrogen treatment, the selection of maternity clothing , such as too tight. Pregnant more than twice as well as pregnancy over the age of 40 years.
Influence on the birth process
Pregnant women who experience vaginal varicose veins, can still be through normal delivery. However, if the veins of the vagina suffered severe, doctors usually recommend surgery to minimize the risk of fault rupture of blood vessel walls due to trauma / laceration road when the baby is born. Vaginal varicose veins if terdekteksi can cause slow bleeding that caused the death of the mother.
Until now there has been no special tools to prevent vaginal varicose veins in pregnant women. But if pregnant women diligently picked up the foot by placing it on a pillow when napping or reading a book, a lot can help blood flow. This method is able to reduce the burden that must be supported by foot. Avoid the use of shoes, preferably with a maximum of 2 cm right to the blood flow was blocked. Then during sleep, try not to lie only in a position to avoid pressure on the blood vessels in one place. (from various sources)