False pregnancy (pseudopregnancy or pseudocyesis, as it is called in medicine) - a rare disorder, which, however, is a serious emotional and psychological disease. But what is a false pregnancy, and how to recognize it? What are the causes and symptoms? Which women are most at risk of a false pregnancy and what it is amenable to treatment?
Pseudopregnancy - a condition in which the symptoms of pregnancy (eg, an increase in the abdomen, weight gain, morning sickness and absence of menstruation) have been reported in non-pregnant women. Typically, this condition can occur in women on emotional grounds.
In the United States 22 000 real pregnancies have one to six false pregnancy.
Causes of false pregnancy
Despite the fact that the nature of the state has yet to explore, experts believe that the false pregnancy often caused by psychological and emotional factors.
According to psychologists, women who experience false pregnancy, there is a strong, all-consuming desire to get pregnant and go through pregnancy. Such women often show signs of a full pregnancy at about the same time as their friends are going through pregnancy or close relatives.
Studies have also been associated with false pregnancy pituitary (which is the center of hormone during pregnancy), and in particular, unusually high levels of hormones. This hormonal imbalance is often caused by stress
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, Which in turn causes emotional and psychological changes in conscious female. As a result, the woman is in the belief that expecting a child.
Signs of false pregnancy
Women experiencing a false pregnancy, say that they appear - and in some cases this is true - this pregnancy following symptoms:
- Craving for certain foods
- Increased abdominal
- Breast Augmentation
Experts can not determine with certainty the reasons why a false pregnancy is accompanied by physiological symptoms of this pregnancy.
Diagnosis of false pregnancy
Although any pregnancy test, for example, test strips, confirm suspicions unfounded, women who experience false pregnancy, stubbornly continue to argue that in fact expecting a child as badly want it.
However, some women get a positive pregnancy test, that only complicates the diagnosis of false pregnancy.
False pregnancy: risk category
Most at risk of a false pregnancy, women belonging to these categories:
- Women over 30-40 years, which for many years trying to get pregnant and suffering from infertility
- Women with unstable mentality or excessive excitability, too sensitive to everything that is connected with children and pregnancy
- Women in the past have experience of miscarriage
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or who have lost a child
Treatment of false pregnancy
As a rule, for the treatment of false pregnancy is assigned consulting psychologist, which helps eliminate the psychological and emotional reasons psvedoberemennosti, including the effects of stress, anxiety and depression
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