Indigestion in pregnancy
Heartburn during pregnancy
More than half of pregnant women complain of an unpleasant burning sensation behind the breastbone and fullness. These symptoms are caused by heartburn during pregnancy, provoked by reflux of acidic gastric juices into the esophagus. Reverse current gastric contents due to the peculiarities of physiology moms.
Heartburn in pregnancy provokes a weakening of the lower esophageal sphincter tone. It comes under the influence of the hormone progesterone, whose level is significantly increased in women during child bearing.
As a result of this sphincter is tightly closes the cavity of the esophagus and the stomach contents of the rises, causing discomfort future maternity.
Another predisposing factor of heartburn during pregnancy - increased abdominal pressure caused by the large size of the fruit. That is why the bulk of the women suffer from heartburn time III trimester of pregnancy.
Additional factors that trigger heartburn in pregnancy
Pregnancy - during testing the general state of health of the woman. Now the body spends its resources on nurturing the child. Therefore, during pregnancy often aggravated all chronic diseases. Including gastrointestinal diseases whose main symptom is known - heartburn.
Factors provoking heartburn during pregnancy, are also included:
- error diet (abuse of sweet, fatty, spicy or acidic foods)
- torso after a meal,
- a horizontal position on the left side,
- taking certain medications or vitamins.
Treatment of heartburn during pregnancy
Heartburn during pregnancy - a temporary phenomenon. It causes significant discomfort expectant mother and absolutely not dangerous for the child. Except when heartburn in pregnancy is one of the symptoms of this liver disease is hidden or other gastrointestinal pathology.
Therefore, with frequent attacks of heartburn all pregnant women are advised to consult a doctor-gastroenterologist. To clarify the diagnosis may need to conduct esophagogastroduodenoscopy.
To combat the heartburn in pregnancy is recommended:
- does not pass,
- fractional eat
- actively to eat alkaline foods (cheese, eggs, lean meat, vegetable oil and butter, sour cream, boiled vegetables, baked fruit)
- carry out prevention of constipation, as time hindered bowel increases intra-abdominal pressure,
- eliminate from your diet hot drinks, raw cabbage, onions and other foods with roughage,
- Eating at least 3 hours before bedtime,
- sleep with elevated headboard,
The medication of heartburn during pregnancy used antacids: Maalox, Rennie, Fofsfalyugel etc.
A systematic technique of baking soda for heartburn during pregnancy triggers the formation of edema and causes only short-term relief state.
Stomach pains in pregnancy
More serious diarrhea during pregnancy - stomachalgia or pain in the stomach. The discomfort is felt, as a rule, in the fourth left intercostal space. His different names even epigastric.
Pain in the stomach during pregnancy is caused by abnormalities of the body, such as various forms of gastritis, peptic ulcer disease or gastric polyps.
Possible causes of stomach pains in pregnancy as:
- emotional stress, etc.
Pain in the stomach during pregnancy compared to other dyspeptic symptoms: nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea - can be caused by poisoning or rotavirus. Sometimes gastralgia is also one of the symptoms of pneumonia, sore throats and other viral or bacterial diseases.
Acute systemic stomach pain during pregnancy - a possible sign of inflammation of appendicitis.
During an attack of pain in the stomach during pregnancy is recommended as soon as possible to seek help from a doctor. Assessing the nature and intensity of the pain, your doctor will refer the patient for examination or appoint agents to alleviate the condition.
Self-medication during pregnancy is dangerous to the health of mother and baby.