08 Oct Varicoise veins and pregnancy
FACTORS THAT INFLUENCED IN THE APARICION OF VARICES
There are three factors that predispose the pregnant woman to suffer from varicose veins.
Genetic factor It is the genetic predisposition, transmitted or inherited, which has the pregnant woman suffering from varicose veins.
Mechanical factor Increased mainly in the third trimester of pregnancy due to the growth of the uterus, which compresses the vena cava and the fetus’s head.
Hormone factor The pregnant woman has twice the circulating progesterone than a menstruating woman due to the presence of the placenta. Thus, progesterone acts by decreasing the normal tone of the veins, making them more flaccid.
EFFECT THAT PRODUCE ON THE PREGNANCIES
All these factors act on the pregnant women producing the following effects:
- Varicose veins. Due to the dilation of the veins of the lower limbs and the aggravation of varicose veins in women who already had them before being pregnant.
- Blue varices Located on legs or regions of the ankles. They are very unsightly.
- Appearance of pelvic and hemorrhoidal varices. For the dilation and stasis of the blood in the veins of the pelvis.
- Inflammation of the legs. Due to the increase in venous pressure and the volume of blood in the lower limbs.
- In addition, it is important to know that most of these discomforts, including the presence of varicose veins, return after delivery or 6 months later, depending on the duration of the baby’s lactation period, although the existence of varicose veins is pre-pregnancy , the number of births and the age of the pregnant woman.