Ailments during pregnancy

Ailments during pregnancy

Pregnancy can be called a great miracle, because the birth and appearance of a new life is exciting. But these joyful months also have negative sides. While waiting for a child, certain ailments and health problems may occur.

Toxicosis is considered the most common ailment. Symptoms of this are vomiting, nausea, depressed mood, decreased appetite, and weight loss. As a rule, toxicosis is a problem only during the first few weeks. In case of long-lasting symptoms, you should consult a doctor, because severe dehydration and uncontrolled weight loss have a negative effect on the body of the mother and the child. Toxicosis appears for several reasons, including negative emotions, chronic diseases of the digestive tract and liver, hereditary diseases, a weakened immune system, hormonal changes in the body, and disorders of the nervous system. To improve your health, you need to eat several times a day in small portions, include dairy products and eggs in your diet, and eat sour and salty foods as your body requires. In some pregnant women, nausea can be caused by specific smells of certain products, cigarettes or perfumes. In this case, it is necessary that those who are near the pregnant woman also avoid these smells, i.e. do not smoke or use toilet water.

In pregnant women, the work of hormones changes, and because of this, some suffer from high blood pressure. This weakens the walls of blood vessels, including veins. Because of this, not only the legs become unattractive, but serious health complications can also develop. At the first symptoms of varicose veins, you should seek help from a doctor. The first signs of the disease may be pain and heaviness in the legs. Then circulatory disorders develop, pigment spots, thrombophlebitis appear. Varicose veins can be the result of a hereditary predisposition, excess weight, insufficient amount of physical activity, too much exposure to sunlight. In difficult cases, varicose veins are removed surgically and with a laser. Therefore, it is important to strengthen blood vessels with the help of exercise, a healthy diet, consumption of products containing bioflavonoids (oranges, apricots, cherries, currants, strawberries, gooseberries, etc.) and take vitamins (for example, Elevit), which contain vitamins and minerals necessary for pregnant women. Pregnant women can take long walks and massage problem areas.

Some women also suffer from heartburn during pregnancy. An unpleasant burning sensation in the area of the solar plexus occurs due to increased intra-abdominal pressure or as a result of serious diseases of the digestive tract. With frequent manifestations of heartburn, you should not eat fatty meat and fish, boiled eggs, hot spices, carbonated drinks, coffee. You should also wear loose clothes, sleep on a comfortable bed, and drink herbal decoctions.

Also, some women may develop stretch marks on the abdomen and thighs. To prevent this, it is necessary to apply special creams, such as Pregnacream.