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SWOLLEN ANKLES, FEET AND FINGERS

Causes
Ankles, feet and fingers often swell a little in pregnancy because the body holds more water than usual. Towards the end of the day, especially if the weather is hot or if you have been standing a lot, the extra water tends to gather in the lowest parts of the body. But once you have rested with your feet's up you will soon notice a marked improvement. Consult your doctor if you are worried about the swelling. However if you have swelling of the face then consult your doctor immediately.

Remedies

  • Avoid standing for too long period.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Put your feet up as much as you can-try to rest for an hour a day with your feet higher than your heart.
  • Try to do some foot exercises.
  • Don't wear anything tight that restricts circulation to your legs.
  • Take regular exercise-walking is especially beneficial.
  • When sitting gently rotate ankles and feet to improve circulation.

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