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August 26, 2012

 progesterone during pregnancy
 Progesterone during pregnancy prevents the process of miscarriage. This occurs through inhibition of smooth muscle contraction of the uterus and immunity, which seeks to rid the body of the mother of the foreign protein developing baby. Therefore, during pregnancy are constantly monitoring the level of progesterone in the blood.


How does progesterone during pregnancy

Progesterone during pregnancy begins to be produced in increasing quantities by the corpus luteum of the menstrual cycle, which was formed on the site of the ruptured follicle after ovulation Ovulation - How to determine as accurately as possible?  Ovulation - How to determine as accurately as possible?
   (release of the egg from the ovary). Gradually, the corpus luteum of the menstrual cycle expands and becomes a corpus luteum of pregnancy, which will function as long as the function of the body's hormone supply will not take the matured placenta. This usually occurs after the 16th week of pregnancy.

The secretion of progesterone by the corpus luteum of pregnancy stimulates new hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is produced only after the pregnancy the embryo shell in place of its attachment to the uterine wall.

Progesterone promotes the transition of all organs and systems of a woman in a state necessary for development of pregnancy. There is a change of metabolism, functions of all agencies - they all begin to work with the increased load. Progesterone is a hormone called pregnancy, because it helps to preserve it. First, progesterone inhibits smooth muscle of the uterus, preventing thus spontaneous miscarriage.

The body can get rid of the embryo and in another way - by means of immunity since the protein of the embryo is foreign to the body of the mother. Progesterone cope with this obstacle: it suppresses the immune system, which contributes to the preservation and development of pregnancy. Under the influence of progesterone immune cells pregnant women produce special blocking factor, which regulates the conversion of the immune system to function in women pregnancy conditions.

Lack of progesterone can lead to spontaneous abortion, which often happens during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy.

In the later stages of pregnancy becomes very important effect of progesterone on the ligaments and tendons. Under the influence of progesterone connective tissue tendons and ligaments become softer and slightly stretched - it helps prepare the body and in particular the musculoskeletal system of the pelvis for the upcoming birth. Prepared in this way do not interfere with extendable bundles of bones and promote the child's birth canal.


What if progesterone in the blood of pregnant women enough

The level of progesterone in the blood, it is desirable to know before pregnancy in preparation for it. The first study on blood progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
   in pregnant women in the first trimester is performed for a period from the 8th to the 12th week. This allows time to detect a lack of progesterone and assign it to a pregnant woman in the form of drugs.

Today natural or synthetic progesterone often are administered as medicaments for oral administration. Examples of such drugs can be utrozhestan Utrozhestan - corrects the deficiency of progesterone  Utrozhestan - corrects the deficiency of progesterone
   and djufaston Djufaston - helps female body  Djufaston - helps female body

Utrozhestan available in capsules 100 and 200 mg. The capsules can be taken orally or inserted into the vagina instead of suppositories. Active ingredient utrogestan a natural micronized progesterone, which is well absorbed in the intestines and the vagina. When receiving utrogestan inside an hour later in a woman's blood is achieved adequate therapeutic concentration of progesterone, the effect of the drug lasts for at least eight hours.

Djufaston - is a synthetic analogue of the natural progesterone, which is available in tablets for oral administration. Duphaston has the same effect on the body as natural progesterone.

Utrozhestan djufaston or appoint women to the threat of termination of pregnancy in the first and second trimesters, ie in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. This allows you to keep the pregnancy at the most difficult stages. The purpose of these drugs may also help in the early stages of spontaneous abortion: a rapid suppression of smooth muscle of the uterus and immunosuppression can prevent the removal of the fetus from the uterus and continue the pregnancy.

Progesterone is a major hormone of pregnancy, it provides its preservation, the functioning of all organs and systems in the context of pregnancy and prepare women for the upcoming birth.

Galina Romanenko

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Sulfuric ointment during pregnancy - is it dangerous?

March 5, 2014

 Sulfuric ointment during pregnancy
 Sulfuric ointment during pregnancy, in accordance with the instructions to the drug can be used only on prescription. Nevertheless, it is considered that a drug that has almost no side effects, including no adverse influence on a pregnant woman and developing fetus.


Pregnancy and the skin condition

During pregnancy there is a physiological depression of immunity - a protective reaction of the body, which prevents rejection by the immune system The immune system - how it works?  The immune system - how it works?
   mother fetal tissues. Reduced immunity allows to bear a child.

At the same time, reduced immunity leads to the fact that reduced protection from any infectious agents. Pathogens that cause infectious-inflammatory processes, are constantly present in the composition of pathogenic microflora on the skin surface. Immunosuppression leads to activation, proliferation and development of pustular rash.

Pustular rash in pregnancy - it's dangerous, because infection with reduced immunity can be spread over large areas of the skin, as well as blood and lymph to the other, including distant organs and tissues. And as during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, it is not desirable to use the drugs for systemic effects, has a general effect on the body, often the question arises as to which drugs external action in this case can be applied. Sulfuric ointment pregnant is assigned, but only on a doctor's recommendation.

Hormonal changes often lead to the development in the seborrhea and rosacea in pregnant women, which in turn is treated with sulfur ointment. Sulfuric ointment is applied for the treatment of scabies. For pregnant women, its use for that purpose and can only be prescribed by a doctor.


Sulfuric ointment during pregnancy - how dangerous it is?

Obstetricians believe sulfuric ointment is relatively safe for pregnant women and nursing mothers. When applied to the skin of sulfuric ointment Sulfuric ointment - the old tool for the treatment of skin diseases  Sulfuric ointment - the old tool for the treatment of skin diseases
   has an antibacterial effect, cleans clogged pores, inhibits the proliferation of pathogens, effectively dries it improves the appearance of skin.

The mechanism of action of sulfuric ointment associated with the appearance on the skin surface when it is applied to active principles - pentationovoy sulphides and acids that have antimicrobial and antiparasitic activity. Sulfides, moreover, have the ability to enhance and accelerate the formation of the uppermost stratum corneum, it softens and perfectly removes dead skin cells of the skin surface (skin differentiation properties).

All these reactions take place in the superficial layers of the skin. Sulfuric ointment is not absorbed into the blood and does not have the body of a pregnant woman general (systemic) action. The question of whether pregnant women can be smeared with sulfur ointment or not, in each case decided by the doctor.


Do sulfur ointment side effects and contraindications

The threat of side effects with negligible sulfur ointment. During pregnancy, the greatest danger is just an allergic reaction. Therefore, if the skin of a pregnant woman came rapidly spreading rash papular drain, you use the ointment should be stopped immediately, and wash it with soap residues.

From local allergic reactions may occur in the skin at the site of sulfuric ointment dryness, flaking and associated skin irritation. Most often, such a reaction occurs when applied too thick layer of sulfuric ointment.

Contraindications to the use of sulfur ointment is only a hypersensitivity to the components of a pregnant woman ointment. Sulfuric ointment and breast-feeding Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails!  Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails!
   It has exactly the same indications and contraindications, and must be applied by a physician.


Sulfuric ointment for pregnant women - how to apply

If sulfuric ointment used for the treatment of pustular eruptions on the skin, it should be applied once a day thin, uniformly distributed layer of no more than three hours for 7-10 days. Remains of sulfur ointment or removed with a cotton swab How to use sanitary pad - basic precautions  How to use sanitary pad - basic precautions
 Dipped in warm vegetable oil, or simply wash with warm water without soap.

If sulfuric ointment during pregnancy is used to treat scabies, it is applied to the skin surface of the skin for five consecutive days. After the five-day course of treatment a woman should take a shower and change linens.

When seborrheic dermatitis - a disease of the scalp, caused by a fungus and is stronger irritation and itching of the scalp, sulfuric ointment is applied to the cleaned and dried the affected skin once daily for 10 days.

Sulfuric ointment can be used during pregnancy, but only half a doctor.

Galina Romanenko

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