- Diarrhea during pregnancy - to cope not work
- In the early stages
- When toxemia during the first days of pregnancy
- What is the danger?
Why does a pregnant woman can begin diarrhea
Cause diarrhea (frequent loose stools) may be different. This can be eating disorders, food allergies, chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, pancreas), including congenital enzyme deficiency, goiter (a decrease of normal intestinal microflora), intestinal infections, food poisoning (poisoning), helminth invasion, mental stress and so on.
The causes of diarrhea can be dealt with only by a doctor. If necessary, he will appoint a laboratory examination followed by treatment, based on the results of the survey.
Symptoms of diarrhea in pregnancy
Diarrhea is called frequently (2-3 times a day), a chair with a change in his character. The character of the chair can be mushy, frothy, watery, with a lot of mucus, blood and so on. Change the color and smell of the chair: he becomes a light yellow, greenish-brown, with a sour or putrid odor.
Violations stool often accompanied by abdominal distention
Bloating - if you are bursting inside
, Paroxysmal pain along the intestine, frequent (including false) urge to defecate. If the cause of the disease was the infection, then join the common signs of the disease include fever, vomiting, weakness, malaise.
Sometimes pregnant women periodically have diarrhea, which are replaced by bars. Most often, it is a sign of a chronic disease of the gastrointestinal tract, which is necessary to identify and treat.
Some women diarrhea have a clear link with stress and mental stress - are also needed medical attention.
The diarrhea is dangerous for pregnant women
Three major hazards:
- dehydration due to loss of large amounts of fluid (and with them, and salts thereof) with diarrhea and vomiting; Dehydration is dangerous that disrupted water-salt balance in the body and, therefore, the operation of all organs and tissues; severe dehydration can even lead to the death of mother and child;
- intoxication - the impact of pathogens and emissions of toxins on the body of the pregnant woman and the fetus; such exposure can cause miscarriage, the fetus can cause a variety of birth defects (which is dependent on the duration of pregnancy and what organs are developing in this period);
- increasing intestinal motor activity can cause a reflex increase in locomotor activity of the uterine muscles, which in turn creates a risk of miscarriage
Miscarriage - can you protect yourself from it?
or premature labor.
Treatment of diarrhea during pregnancy
Diarrhea during pregnancy can be treated only under medical supervision should not take risks and to be treated ourselves. First of all, the physician must identify and eliminate the possible cause of the disease if it is some kind of chronic disease of the gastrointestinal tract, then assign it to the treatment, the disorder of the nervous system - sedatives
Sedatives - take valerian and be happy?
, Poor diet - adjust the diet, intestinal infection - appoint antibacterial agents. All drugs should be appointed with regard to their possible use in pregnancy, it is always a guidance manual.
But what a woman can do itself, such as drinking more fluids to compensate for its losses (daily amount it is also necessary to agree with the doctor). It may be black or green tea without sugar, extracts of herbs (eg chamomile, St. John's wort), just water. As with the body loses fluid and salt, you should drink a special salt solutions (eg, rehydron).
To deduce from intestinal toxins must take chelators (e.g., smectite or activated carbon) which is deposited on the surface of all harmful substances and remove them from the intestine. So, smectite
Smecta - necessary in any medicine cabinet
It binds and removes harmful substances from the intestine, protects the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract from the adverse effects of bacteria and their toxins. Activated charcoal can precipitate on the surface toxins and noxious gases, it also prevents the absorption of various toxic products.
When parts of the chair on the first day appointed by the famine in conjunction with the reception of a sufficient amount of liquid, then gradually you can go to the mucous broths, cereals, gruel on the water (preferably rice), dairy products, and regular meals with the exception of fatty, fried, sweet, sweet food and raw vegetables.
Any other drug treatment for pregnant women is assigned only to the doctor, taking into account the causes of the disease, duration of pregnancy and the effects of medication on the fetus.