Breathing heavily during pregnancy almost all women, but the reasons for this may be different. Shortness of breath during pregnancy in most cases is physiological in nature, but may develop and pathological breathlessness associated with a particular disease. Therefore, on dyspnea should always tell your doctor of female consultation.
Breathing heavily during pregnancy - whether it be the norm?
During pregnancy a woman's body rebuilds all its work under the influence of hormones. The purpose of this adjustment is to ensure the maximum activity of organisms of mother and fetus.
Breathing heavily during pregnancy from the first weeks, as the body of a pregnant woman requires an increased amount of oxygen as a result of activation of metabolic processes, as well as rapid growth and differentiation of tissues of the embryo. From blood to tissues in the waste material - carbon dioxide, which also need regular output.
To cope with the growing needs of the body, a woman has rapid breathing - shortness of breath, which is a physiological nature. This shortness of breath usually appears at the beginning of pregnancy and disappears completely for the second trimester, that is, after 12 weeks of pregnancy. It says that a woman's body is fully adapted to its new state.
Breathing heavily during pregnancy becomes the third trimester, when the growing uterus begins to prop up the diaphragm (the muscle that separates the abdominal and thoracic cavities) and compress the lungs.
This again appears shortness of breath, increasing up to 36 - 38 weeks of pregnancy, after which the pressure of the uterus on the diaphragm is reduced by the fact that the fruit falls to the pelvis. This helps to reduce or even complete disappearance of shortness of breath.
Some women do not experience shortness of breath during pregnancy. This usually happens in the case where the fetus has a low weight. It is also noted that the physiological breathlessness less common in high-large women.
Breathing heavily during pregnancy due to anemia
During pregnancy, the fetus is required for the construction of a large number of tissue iron. This iron, of course, taken from the mother's body. And if a woman is before pregnancy are not stocked in sufficient quantity during pregnancy, she will iron deficiency anemia.
Anemia, frequent childbirth, prolonged breast-feeding
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feeding, malnutrition, worm infestation, lack of certain vitamins (A, D, C, B group). Inhibition of synthesis of red blood cells also contributes to increased blood levels of the female sex hormones estrogen.
Iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women manifested pallor of the skin and mucous membranes, puffy face, weakness, fatigue, lethargy, dizziness, tinnitus. Breathing heavily during pregnancy, accompanied by iron deficiency anemia, it is even for minor physical exertion.
Chronic oxygen deficiency (iron is part of hemoglobin that carries oxygen to the tissues) causes damage to all the internal organs of the woman and the fetus, which most affected the brain. Therefore anemia in pregnant women try to identify as early as possible and treat.
Breathing heavily during pregnancy - what else could be the reason?
During pregnancy, shortness of breath and feeling short of breath may occur due to compression of the fruit of the inferior vena cava, blood was collected from the lower extremities. The most striking manifestation of this syndrome is the occurrence of shortness of breath or sharp increase in the supine position. The appearance of such symptoms, be sure to inform your doctor.
For most women, the syndrome of compression of the inferior vena cava appears dyspnea only in this position, as well as varicose veins
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But sometimes venous stasis can lead to increased thrombosis, and this is dangerous. Therefore, these women observe and, if necessary, prescribe. In order to prevent the syndrome of compression of the inferior vena cava is recommended in the second half of pregnancy to avoid the supine position.
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They are also daily walks, during which there is tension of muscles of the lower extremities, compression of the veins and promote venous blood upward. Experts recommend that pregnant women daily half-hour or hour walk several times a day.
Finally, the cause of shortness of breath may be an exacerbation of the disease, which was a woman before pregnancy. Most often it is the disease of the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, or low back pain
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Breathing heavily during pregnancy a woman may even when she's all normal. But it is possible also that the shortness of breath is associated with a certain disease.