During the third trimester of pregnancy swelling of feet and lower legs is the normal problem that affects almost 90 percent of the pregnant women. It is also known as edema.

Causes of Swelling of Feet
The various causes of swelling during pregnancy are:
  • Increase in the blood volume
  • High intake of sodium and caffeine
  • Long standing periods
  • Low levels of potassium in diet
  • High levels of uric acid in the blood

Home Remedies for Swelling of Feet

Barley water is a good diuretic that helps in reducing the swelling.

Diet for swelling of feet - Boil a few tablespoons of coriander seed in two cups of water. Stop boiling when the liquid is reduced to one cup. This is a good home remedy for swelling of feet during pregnancy.

Its best to rest with the feet up after short intervals of time. This is one of the best natural remedy for swelling of feet.

Keeping the feet under running cold water for 10-15 minutes before resting will provide relief from edema. This is also good home remedy for swelling of feet.

Coffee and alcoholic drinks should be avoided as they dehydrate the body from essential fluids. This is one of the useful swelling of feet remedy.

Swelling of feet cure - Salty foods and snacks should also be avoided.

A well balanced diet including all the essential nutrients is highly beneficial

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dandilion root makes a good diuretic without acting as a stimulant. Make it as a tea or take the extract in pill form works to take fluid off of the extremities.
#1 - Shannon - 08/13/2007 - 03:20
Remedy for Swelling
Elivate the feet while sleeping, prop them up on two pillows at night, it is comfy and also helps with swelling. Also, make sure you are not retaining an unhealthy amoung of water, if so, take over the counter water pills such as Durex Pregnancy
#2 - NevaLynn - 11/15/2007 - 01:10
keep the feet in hot water(add 1 spoon salt)for 5 to 10 min.it 'll help u to releave from heel pain also
#3 - selvi - 05/06/2008 - 09:00
NO DANdiLOIN ROOT is not to be used during pregnancy - Dandilion is used for the liver and too strong for pregnancy - please do not use during pregnancy
#4 - Janet - 09/09/2008 - 01:06
for swellin feet during prenancy, try boiling barley with red bean (without sugar). Drink a few glasses. Drink twice a week. It helps
#5 - yin - 11/20/2008 - 00:01
please kindly tell me what to do after i gave birth am now in my tenth month after delivery i notice my tummy is still big as if i am three months pregnant please tell me what to do
#6 - Ngozi - 06/29/2009 - 11:06
I was in a car accident, don't have swollen feet, but swollen calf. any recommendations?
#7 - bobby - 08/29/2009 - 10:44
My dad is 80 year old and his both the feet are sowllen. He had undergone Bypass surgery 10 years back when they have removed the vein from both the legs. Pleae advise some remedy for feet and ankle swelling.
#8 - Rita Justin Raphael - 03/09/2010 - 22:25
a truck went over my leg.? i was wearing hard shoes..thrz bit swelling..but i can walk properly..can u suggest sumthing..?
#9 - aditya - 04/10/2010 - 13:14
why do my feet swells
i m 40years old
#10 - rini - 05/07/2010 - 03:13
exercise alot.... or put pillows under ur feet to stop dem from swellin....... gud luck...!
#11 - mickey - 07/16/2010 - 16:12
Am 5months pregnant and i don't know if it's normal for my legs to be swollen.
#12 - KAFFIE - 10/19/2010 - 08:59
My friend told me to crush pineapple and honey together and it works like a dream! It works like you put your feet up for hours. She told me it is a natural diruetic (sp?). I have tried so many things and this works the best. I feel so much better. like a new woman!
#13 - 9 Months Pregnant - 10/25/2010 - 19:43
what did you do with the crushed pineapple and honey? Did you apply it on your feet, or took it like medication/food ?
#14 - laud - 12/19/2010 - 16:36
Plz help wat did u do with the crushed pineapple and honey my feet really need he
#15 - nellir - 12/28/2010 - 12:56
Plz let me know what did u do with crushed pineapple and honney,hw it is to be taken either applied on the feet ortaken orally.
#16 - J P Shukla - 02/02/2011 - 05:54
yes how did you use this pineapple & honey mixture? Did you apply it to the foot or how was it used ? Im desperately seeking relief for my left foot. I cant even sleep at night it hurst so bad. I would appreciate any information at all.
#17 - Elizabeeth - 02/07/2011 - 00:15
Just eat the pineapple, for some reason it helps stimulate the kidneys to release excess water. I dont know about the honey. Maybe you can squeeze some on top of the pineapple and enjoy.
#18 - Shante - 02/13/2011 - 16:20
im 40 year old and a truck driver who drives from atlanta to miami 3 times aweek...my feet swells. whatcan i do to prevent that.
#19 - octavia - 03/23/2011 - 19:38
my feet gets swellon i am 29 years a type 2 diabetic patient i have nemonia and heart promblems
#20 - nazreena - 06/16/2011 - 21:24
Im in morocco for the first time and i just find my feet sweeling for the first time in my life
#21 - hassan - 07/04/2011 - 18:10
hi just wanted no best cure for swollen legs and huge ankles
#22 - sophiya - 11/22/2011 - 06:46
How can i use the pineapple&honey
#23 - Rukayat - 03/25/2012 - 09:20
My boyfriend has trouble with swollen feet after having a operation about a year ago what's best remedy for him
#24 - irene - 09/01/2014 - 10:43
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