Friday, May 1, 2015

5 Ways to Keep Your Legs Healthy During Pregnancy

  1. Avoid standing and sitting for prolonged periods.  Moving legs are healthier legs!
  2. Stay active.  Frequent moderate physical exercise is important to maintain healthy legs.
  3. Wear medical compression hosiery.  Compression hosiery and socks help promote blood circulation by improving venous blood return back to the heart.
  4. At night or when resting during the day, lie comfortably with your legs slightly elevated.
  5. Avoid extended exposure to heat from sunbathing, hot baths, or the sauna as excessive heat will cause your veins to dilate and may induce swelling.
If you are pregnant and are interested in protecting your legs during your pregnancy, we carry a full line of ready to wear compression hosiery in different styles and colors.  We also have a BOC/ABC custom garment fitter on staff who can help you determine if custom garments would be a better fit for your legs.  Please call (713) 623-4247 and set up a free consultation today!

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