Body After Baby - Health Education

The human body is pretty amazing.

Just think about when you were pregnant with your child or children—the way your body changed to nurture your growing baby and prepare for childbirth is remarkable. But now that you’ve had your children, you may have noticed your body isn’t quite the same as it was before baby.

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Body after baby

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are common during and after pregnancy. The extra volume of blood during your pregnancy combined with the weight of your growing uterus and increased pressure in your leg veins can cause veins to swell and bulge near the surface of the skin.

Although varicose veins can be unsightly, in many cases, they’re generally harmless. However, they can become serious if a blood clot develops near the skin (called a venous thrombosis). If you have varicose veins, you should talk to your doctor to make sure you have nothing to worry about. Whether addressing a medical or cosmetic concern, VeinSolutions at Fairview Southdale Hospital offers many different treatment options. The experts at VeinSolutions can achieve optimal cosmetic results using simple office procedures, including:
  • Injecting veins with a chemical
  • Nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatments, including ablation with radiofrequency energy
  • Compression-hose therapy

  Weight loss

After the birth of their baby, many women become so busy being a mom and wife—they put everyone else first, often leaving no time to take care of themselves. When you’re busy, constantly on the go and not getting enough sleep, it’s easy to let the pounds add on without noticing. Fairview offers a wide range of programs to help you lose weight, including:
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Medical Weight Management program
  • Weight loss surgery (three types)

The Medical Weight Management program is led by internal medicine doctors who specialize in weight loss and nutrition. They help patients achieve long-term weight loss using a nonsurgical approach by creating a personal diet and exercise plan. This program is ideal for people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.
If you have roughly 100 pounds of excess weight you’d like to lose, you may be a candidate for weight loss surgery. During this procedure, the surgeon actually modifies your digestive system so you feel full sooner, eat less and lose weight. The experts at Fairview Southdale Weight Loss Clinic have helped thousands of people lose weight and keep it off.

Learn more about your options

Visit Fairview Southdale Weight Loss Clinic to learn more about your weight loss options. You can watch an online seminar, learn about treatments and read patient success stories.

If you’re concerned about your varicose veins, talk to an experienced medical professional about treatment options. Call VeinSolutions at 952-831-VEIN (8346) to schedule a free consultation.
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