Edema in pregnancy - Causes
Standing for a long period of time and/or long periods of activity may cause swelling in pregnant women. Women who consume food containing lots of salt and caffeine and a diet low in potassium have an increased risk of developing swelling during pregnancy. Edema in pregnancy could be a sign of pre-eclampsia, a serious condition that requires urgent medical attention.
- This lady is very sick, has swollen legs, often headache and high blood pressure.
- She MUST go very often to a health centre. while her man could take care of the kids.
- Working the entire day on the field or stand around leads to thick swollen legs. Sit down with raised up feet or walk around to ease the swelling.