Pregnancy comes with many joys and many hurdles to heal from once baby arrives. Many women report developing varicose veins throughout pregnancy and especially during the last trimester. Because of increased weight, pressure on veins in the lower abdomen and pelvic floor, blood pressure shifts during pregnancy causing changes in tissue integrity that may result in varicose vein formation. If this sounds like you, not to worry, our experienced vein doctors take special care to help postpartum patients become varicose vein free.
How Our Vein Doctors Can Help Improve Post-Pregnancy Varicose Veins
While we do not suggest treatment to patients while pregnant, all of our therapies have been approved for use before and following pregnancy. Because varicose veins and spider veins often appear after pregnancy, we suggest you visit our office soon after recovering from delivery to create a vein wellness routine at Metro Vein Centers. Once we evaluate the degree of potential vein damage, our vascular surgeons will be able to create a plan personally tailored to your needs. We will also use a painless, Duplex Ultraound to examine veins beneath the skin to discover if any damage may be lurking before it becomes esthetically unsightly.
There are other considerations following delivery that will help prevent and reduce varicose veins to support the Detroit vein treatment with us. Our vascular surgeons suggest taking a close look at your diet after baby is born. A mother’s nutritional demands increase especially if she is breast-feeding. Focusing on a diet rich in essential fatty acids such as omega-3, carotenoids and flavonoids, particularly rutin and proanthocyandins and herbs and spices are the key foods to focus on. These vein enhancing foods confer their benefits by improving capillary permeability and strength.
Once you are fully recovered from the postpartum stage, our vascular surgeons suggest that our patients begin a regular exercise routine. Because most of our procedures require little down time, on average 24 hours, returning to exercise gradually is suitable. Walking, stretching and swimming are three easy on you exercise routines to help ease you back into a regular routine after pregnancy.
Our vascular surgeons understand the sensitive nature of pregnancy and why our Detroit vein clinic strives to support your journey toward healthy vein care. We look forward to answering any questions about pregnancy vein care and seeing you in our office soon for a visit. Please call our office to schedule your visit with us.