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Pregnancy Tracker: 37 weeks, 2 days Size of the Baby: About 7 pounds Biggest Obstacle: Multiple aches and pains! Pregnancy takes an interesting arch. In the first trimester, many women are miserable because they can't keep food down, they experience food aversions, or they endure nearly constant nausea. For the middle trimester, suddenly you have more energy, food sounds good, the nausea goes away and you feel pretty much like your normal self. Except now, you have the pregnancy glow and family, friends, even strangers embrace your mother-to-be status. After that peak, you slowly decline into the uncomfortable stage known as the third trimester. That's where I am now. I assume this is natural because feeling so uncomfortable makes you look forward to delivery, excited to get labor going, and generally want the pregnancy to end. My most pressing complaint is moderate to strong hip pain on my left side. From my onl...
Peripheral artery disease; Claudication; Intermittent claudication; Vaso-occlusive disease of the legs; Arterial insufficiency of the legs; Recurrent leg pain and cramping; Calf pain with exercise
Talk to your doctor about the cause of your leg cramping and about what to do at home to relieve it. A healthy diet is important tokeep atherosclerosis from getting worse.
A program of daily walking for short periods, and stopping for pain or cramping, may help improve function.You MUSTstop smoking.
Avoid placing hot or cold items on legs. Avoid tight shoes.
Have your doctor check any non-healing wounds on the lower legs and feet.
Call your health care provider if
There are many other causes of leg pain such as arthritis or low blood potassium. However, some causes of leg pain may be life-threatening such a blood clot in the legs. Seek medical attention if you have:
Leg pain that does not go away
Legs that are red, hot ...
It isn’t only accidents and wars that result in amputations; peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can lead to loss of a leg. The disease affects more than 8 million people in the U.S., especially those over 50, African Americans, and Hispanics are at risk. It is estimated that one of every 20 Americans over the age of 50 has PAD. Baby boomers approaching the age of 50 need to be aware of their vascular health and the associated diseases, including PAD. Most people are unaware of the disease called PAD. It is particularly difficult to know when you have PAD because normally there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. As the disease develops, those affected may experience discomfort or pain in their legs when they walk, but no pain when they rest. Because of the lack of symptoms, it is very important that people aged 50 and over talk with their primary care physician about PAD and ask for an examination if they: · Are ...
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