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Doctor tell me why do leg cramps often occur during pregnancy. Because answering questions about your health is an important part of your doctor's services. The Minnesota State Medical Association presents doctor tell me here to ask the doctor your questions. Is Janice Hughes dead. Today your health questions will be answered by Dr. Rodney F. sturdily. A St. Paul obstetrician and a gynaecologist doctor sisterly Is it true that many times if a pregnant woman drinks too much milk she can experience leg cramps. I don't know whether this is true or not. As you know the traditional explanation for pain crampy pain in the legs has in the past as been the the lack of calcium. And of course if the girl doesn't drink a great deal of milk why then everybody says well she should take calcium tablets and so forth. I
doubt seriously whether the ingestion of calcium really has anything to do with leg cramps I think that the cramps that occur in the legs of the pregnant girl. I related once again to this enormous physiological change that takes place and the entire body. I don't think there is a simple explanation. Do they ever indicate varicose veins. No I don't think so. Varicose veins are curious. They don't. They don't provoke cramps. Most of the problems that arise with varicose veins are visual. There is frequently some a DMA that will develop in the legs associated with the varicose veins and then of course if they become clotted. If they happen to have a perforated or that as a very large collection of veins with them incompetent vein connecting with the
deeper structures they will have a great deal of pain around this general area. But the very close then has us is a very serious problem with the pregnant girl. Why do they occur during pregnancy. Well they become worse during pregnancy because of the increased Venus pressure. Every pregnant girl has a marked increase in the Venus pressure of the leg. A very coarse deigns like hemorrhoids are more or less genetic in origin in other words the girl was destined to have the varicose veins but there are many very much worse by pregnancy and each subsequent pregnancy makes them worse. What relief is there for varicose. Well of course position the patient should avoid sitting as much as possible and when she can proper legs up there are various supporting measures. Suppose a lastic stockings wrap around stockings and also there are a full length tired elastic
leotards that you can buy through surgical houses when the varicose veins are so very high that the ordinary stocking will not reach the top of the varicose then. Of course to eliminate the varicose vein the patient actually. It requires surgery. Now I feel strongly about surgery and varicose veins. I do not as a rule recommend them during the pregnancy but I frequently recommend them afterwards and in particular if the girl has had what she considers her family then I definitely urge that she have the varicose veins stripped because if she has another child after having had the surgery there's a good chance that she will develop new varicose veins. But if she's decided that. This guy is her family then I will urge her to have surgery
Series
Doctor tell me
Episode
Leg cramps during pregnancy
Producing Organization
University of Minnesota
KUOM (Radio station : Minneapolis, Minn.)
Contributing Organization
University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/500-vx062k2w
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Episode Description
Program number 350 asks why leg cramps occur during pregnancy.
Other Description
Weekly interviews with a Minneapolis-St. Paul area doctor about a current medical issue.
Broadcast Date
1969-05-27
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:04:57
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Credits
Interviewee: Sterley, Rodney F.
Interviewer: Husted, Janice
Producing Organization: University of Minnesota
Producing Organization: KUOM (Radio station : Minneapolis, Minn.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 61-35e-350 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:04:45
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Chicago: “Doctor tell me; Leg cramps during pregnancy,” 1969-05-27, University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed December 6, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-vx062k2w.
MLA: “Doctor tell me; Leg cramps during pregnancy.” 1969-05-27. University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. December 6, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-vx062k2w>.
APA: Doctor tell me; Leg cramps during pregnancy. Boston, MA: University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-vx062k2w