If lower back pain during pregnancy: the reasons may be different

November 3, 2014

 If lower back pain during pregnancy
 Loin pain in many pregnant women, but the reasons are different. Discomfort may be related to physiological changes in the body and increased load on the spine. Sometimes pain - a symptom of a pathology. If lower back pain during pregnancy, in some cases, be sufficient non-drug measures, and others - will need to prescribing.


Because of what can hurt the waist

Usually back pain appear in the second half of pregnancy. Belly women increases significantly in size, and therefore shifts the center of gravity. Pregnant have to bend over the back in the lumbar region. As the weight increases rapidly, increasing the load on the spine.

The woman's body is produced by the ovaries and placenta, a special hormone called relaxin. Under the influence of this substance during pregnancy there is a relaxation of ligaments symphysis pubis. Due to this breech ring expands, and this contributes to the normal course of delivery.

To give the appearance of pain for a long distance, sedentary work in an uncomfortable position, and wearing high heels. Weakness of the muscles that can not cope with the increased load on the spine, also causes discomfort in the lower back.

In some women, the pain in the lumbar region - a sign of diseases of the musculoskeletal system and internal organs. The appearance of this symptom may be associated with spinal osteochondrosis Osteochondrosis - Causes and symptoms  Osteochondrosis - Causes and symptoms
 , Intervertebral hernia, scoliosis, or other disorders.


Lumbar degenerative disc disease and pregnancy

Osteochondrosis - a disease of degenerative intervertebral discs, degenerative nature, in which the elasticity is reduced and they are flattened and can burst. The roots of the spinal nerves are compressed disc changes.

Most low back pain Osteochondrosis - learn how to properly distribute the weight  Osteochondrosis - learn how to properly distribute the weight
   It goes unnoticed, and it sees the first signs of a woman during pregnancy only. This pathology is accompanied by:

  • Lumbodynia - aching in the lower back;
  • Lumbago - intense pain, sudden lumbago, difficult movements that cause;
  • Lumbar ischialgia - the spread of pain in the groin and thigh.

Pain leads to the fact that the pregnant woman constantly feels irritation and weakness. It violated the sensitivity of the skin of feet.


How to reduce back pain

When back pain that are caused by disorders of the musculoskeletal system, it is recommended to wear a bandage. The latter supports the stomach and reduces the load on the spine. Wearing a brace is particularly necessary if women have to walk or stand for a long time during the day.

Your doctor may prescribe a course of massage, which will focus on muscle relaxation. When an attack of acute pain exercise should be strictly limited. When the pain disappear, on the recommendation of a specialist can practice physiotherapy. It is aimed at strengthening the muscles of the back and abdominal muscles, increase flexibility of muscles and ligaments. Especially useful for swimming and water aerobics Water aerobics: Lose Weight with pleasure  Water aerobics: Lose Weight with pleasure

Shoes should be comfortable and have sustained a small heel. Sometimes you need special shoes that you can choose using the podiatrist.

During pregnancy diet should include foods that contain calcium in large quantities (cottage cheese, yogurt, low-fat cheese, meat, greens). It is important that the food was balanced.

When pregnancy is contraindicated for many drugs, so the use of drugs is limited. As a physician, you can use some ointments, creams and gels for topical application, which helps reduce the pain. These funds belong to the group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). For example, pregnant women are allowed ibuprofen and diclofenac sodium. But they can be used only in the first and second trimesters.

Most NSAIDs are contraindicated for pregnant women in the third trimester. Such drugs slow the production of prostaglandins - specific active substances which are involved in many important processes in the body. They also affect the tone of the uterus.


Pain in the lower back in the pathology of internal organs

Pain may occur in connection with pyelonephritis, urolithiasis, or pancreatitis. When pyelonephritis (an inflammatory kidney disease) women worry nagging nagging back pain. If renal colic occurs (a state in which the stone is moved into the ureter of renal pelvis) appear sharp cramping. They can weaken, if you put the heat to the back. When colic pain sometimes extends toward the groin along the ureter. The body temperature often rises. Urine becomes cloudy, and it can be seen admixture of blood.

In order to confirm the diagnosis will require ultrasound, blood and urine tests. When pyelonephritis prescribe antibiotics, and renal colic - antispasmodics and anesthetics. If the stone is small, it will own. In cases where the stone has a high resolution and closes the lumen of the ureter, may require surgery.

If pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) appear sharp pain in the epigastric region, hypochondria and back pain, and often they girdle. Pain is often accompanied by violation of the chair and vomiting. During pregnancy, the disease is rare.

For the diagnosis of pancreatitis conduct laboratory analyzes of blood and urine tests, and instrumental tests (eg, ultrasound of the abdomen). Doctor prescribes a strict diet, drugs that normalize the pancreas Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know  Diabetes and pancreas - the things you need to know
 And analgesics and anti-inflammatories.

When back pain during pregnancy is necessary to consult with your doctor. Only a specialist can find out the exact cause of the discomfort, give advice on lifestyle changes and prescribe treatment if necessary.

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Chlamydia in pregnancy: a hidden and dangerous infection

May 1, 2011

  • Chlamydia in pregnancy: a hidden and dangerous infection
  • Causes and symptoms of chlamydia

 chlamydia during pregnancy
 Chlamydia - one of the most common types of infections, sexually transmitted diseases. Chlamydia is difficult to treat and is related to latent infections. You can get infected with chlamydia during oral, vaginal or anal sexual contact with an infected partner. Chlamydia can cause serious complications in both men and women, as well as in infants born to infected mothers.

 Chlamydia in pregnancy: a hidden and dangerous infection

The impact of chlamydia on pregnancy

Infection with chlamydia during pregnancy increases the risk of infection of the amniotic fluid (amniotic fluid), premature birth and premature rupture of the membranes, but timely treatment can reduce the risk of these complications. Some studies suggest a link between chlamydia and an increased risk of spontaneous abortion, although other studies have not confirmed the existence of this communication. Chlamydia also causes inflammation in the placenta, which breaks down as a result of its function and developing placental insufficiency. As a result, failure of the placenta is delayed fetal development, slowing its growth and weight gain.

Launched Chlamydia also increases the body's vulnerability to HIV infection and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as increasing the risk of infection of the uterus after childbirth.

Moreover, chlamydial infection can be passed through the birth canal during birth the baby, and if the infection gets into the respiratory tract of the newborn develops chlamydial pneumonia (in 5-20% of cases). According to statistics, the infection from an infected mother occurs in half of the cases during birth naturally (and even in some cases, at birth with caesarean section).

Approximately 25-50% of infected children from birth develop eye infections (conjunctivitis) for several days after birth (eye drops or ointment to prevent gonorrheal conjunctivitis, do not hinder the development of chlamydial infections of the eye). Although these infections are very serious, they are unable to quickly cured with antibiotics, but it is a lot of stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
   for the body of the child, so it is best to treat chlamydia before delivery to insure the baby from infection.

 Chlamydia in pregnancy: a hidden and dangerous infection

Symptoms of chlamydia

75% of women infected with chlamydia are asymptomatic. From the moment of infection to the possible onset of clinical symptoms of chlamydia goes from one to three weeks. Usually, the first symptoms occur when a woman's body can not cope with the active propagation of chlamydia. Characteristic symptoms of chlamydia: burning or discomfort during urination, inflammation of the cervix, an increase of non-specific vaginal discharge Vaginal discharge  Vaginal discharge
   or perhaps the appearance of bleeding Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology  Spotting - it is important to rule out pathology

If you practice anal sex may inflammation of the rectum. If infection has occurred by the oral route may inflammation and pain in the throat. Before and after pregnancy, chlamydia can penetrate into the uterus and fallopian tubes, causing pelvic inflammatory disease. The spread of chlamydia contribute primarily sperm, which through its active movement capable of delivering chlamydia in the upper sections of the reproductive system. According to statistics, pelvic inflammatory disease if untreated, develops in 40% of women with chlamydia.

Symptoms of inflammation of the pelvic organs: pain in the lower abdomen or back pain, pain during sex, vaginal bleeding Vaginal bleeding - if monthly return when they were not expecting  Vaginal bleeding - if monthly return when they were not expecting
 , Fever and nausea. The inflammation of the pelvic organs can lead to permanent damage and obstruction of the fallopian tubes and, as a result of tubal infertility. In addition, chlamydia often manifests the formation of adhesions in the abdominal cavity, which also leads to infertility.

 Chlamydia in pregnancy: a hidden and dangerous infection

The treatment of chlamydia during pregnancy

For the treatment of chlamydia is used antibiotics, able to penetrate into the cell and are safe to take during pregnancy. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic for simultaneous reception or for use within a week. In most cases, one course of antibiotics sufficient to cure the infection.

Treatment Chlamydia is held in conjunction with the sexual partner. At the time of treatment and for two weeks after it should refrain from any sexual contact. One month after treatment is necessary to pass a check-up

 Chlamydia in pregnancy: a hidden and dangerous infection

Protection of chlamydia during pregnancy

To reduce the risk of infection with chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases, have sex only with a regular partner who does not have sexual contact with other people, or use latex condoms and dental protective gasket (rubber dam).