Oxalates in pregnant urine - danger signal
How are oxalates formed and what do they represent? In the body of each person there are salt substances of oxalic acid (calcium oxalate). In the normal operation of organs and systems, they appear in small amounts through food and metabolism. Their excess is subsequently excreted along with the urine. If oxalates exceed the permissible levels, then in the urine they appear in a crystalline state. This phenomenon experts call oxaluria. It can develop long before pregnancy in the body of a woman or become aggravated during this period.
Oksalaty appear mainly against the background of the development of certain diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, low content of vitamins B6, A, E or minerals, as well as infections, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys. In a pregnant woman, the disease is symptomatic in the initial stage of development is not manifested, but with the delivery of the analysis and its detection should be observed with specialists on a regular basis. Otherwise, it can lead to poor health. In particular, the renal function is broken with the subsequent formation of stones. A small decrease in the work of the kidneys, which during pregnancy experience an increased load, is fraught with various complications for the mother and child.
Symptoms and causes of oxaluria
The main symptoms of such a disease are:
- a feeling of fatigue;
- frequent urge to urinate;
- Periodically sharp pains in the lower abdomen.
The reasons for the increased content of oxalates include factors such as:
- chronic diseases of diabetes, ulcerative colitis;
- surgery on the intestines;
- diets with inclusion in the diet of products with a high content of oxalic acids;
- living in a region with a deficiency of magnesium salts;
- Serious metabolic changes with an increase in the level of oxalic acid;
- consumption of vitamins exceeding the daily allowance (in particular, pyridoxine hydrochloride, ascorbic acid);
- stressful conditions;
- genetic predisposition, hereditary changes.
In the initial stage, the disease is difficult to define, since there are no symptoms and external manifestations. But with a thorough examination and delivery of the patient's tests, the doctor can identify the problem and prescribe effective methods of treatment, which is very important for pregnant women. In some cases, treatment can be carried out with the appointment of a diet and drinking in large quantities.
Treatment and diet
Treatment is done at home after prescribing the prescribing physician. In general, a diet with a therapeutic purpose is prescribed. It excludes the consumption of a number of products, among which some types of berries with acids (plum, currants, etc.), as well as legumes, coffee products and beverages, tea, greens, vegetables with acid and others. The doctor warns about this at the consultation.
Food consumes food that effectively removes salts from the body. It can be cereals, dairy products, watermelon, white cabbage and other products. Of the liquid should be consumed fruit compote, juices, drinking and mineral water. No conventional medications are prescribed. But treatment should be carried out at its first signs of manifestation without delay, since the content of salts in the body is an important indicator of health. Any deviation from the norm requires careful attention, especially during the period of bearing of the child.
In conclusion, it should be noted that the appearance of oxalates in urine in an increased percentage may affect the development of serious diseases of the mother and fetus. Therefore, at the first signs of malaise, fatigue should consult specialists and conduct a comprehensive examination of the body.