Heartburn and pregnancy: doctor’s advice
To pregnancy can not be approached as a disease – this is the normal state of the body. However, it leads to hard work of the organs and certain changes in them. Often, such changes cause discomfort and inconvenience.
More than 50% of pregnant women face such unpleasantness as heartburn. Closer to childbirth, it becomes an obsession, which is very difficult to get rid of. It spoils the mood, discourages the desire to do the usual things, can appear even at night.
Prolonged heartburn leads to the appearance of pain behind the sternum, eructation.
Familiar to the fact that pregnant women can not take medicine, future mothers suffer, or, worse still, use the most famous home method – they drink soda. Let’s try to figure out how to help yourself so as not to harm the future child.
IZHOGA-a condition that occurs when the acid contents of the stomach are thrown into the lower parts of the esophagus. Free hydrochloric acid irritates the esophagus mucosa, causing a burning sensation and heat behind the sternum or under the pit of the stomach. It aggravates the state of impairment of the self-purifying function of the esophagus, a decrease in the inhibitory function of the sphincter. Heartburn is the most frequent companion of most diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
It is recommended to eat pregnant more often, up to 6 times a day, in small portions. Sometimes this approach to nutrition is enough to reduce the frequency of heartburn. To neutralize the acidity of gastric juice, food must include food antacids, products that have an alkaline reaction - sour cream, cream, cottage cheese, milk, boiled meat and fish, vegetable and butter, white bread.
Vegetable dishes should be taken in a cleaned form, boiled or stewed. Well help baked apples. It is better to refuse heavy food. To it carry fat fried meat and fish dishes, sharp and smoked dishes, sharp seasonings and sauces. It is also necessary to limit vegetables that contain coarse fiber - radish, radish, cabbage, garlic.
It's not superfluous to limit yourself to the favorite in use of acidic fruit juices and chocolate. Soda, fizzy drinks, coffee and strong tea also significantly exacerbate the manifestations of heartburn.
To treat heartburn, two groups of drugs are used. The first acts directly on the production of hydrochloric acid, the second - neutralizes the already formed acid, without affecting its formation. Consideration of the first group does not make sense, the appointment of these drugs requires medical consultation and monitoring. Self-medication can lead to disastrous consequences for the child.