10 Causes of Swollen Feet

By jolene
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Cause #2: Pregnancy

Some degree of foot swelling is very common in pregnancy as the body starts retaining more fluid. The increasing pressure of the growing baby also presses on the veins that are returning blood from your lower limbs to the heart. You may also notice your feet are most swollen in the evening as you have been on your feet throughout the day.

The hormonal changes during pregnancy may also be a contributing factor towards swollen feet. To help reduce the swelling, try to avoid standing for too long, staying cool during hot weather, elevate your feet, wear comfortable shoes, use supportive stockings, reduce your intake of salt, and avoid tight clothing. However, if you notice excessive or sudden swelling, you should seek medical attention as it could be a sign of preeclampsia.

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