Hepatosis of pregnant women is one of such diseases. The full name of this disease sounds like cholestatic hepatosis of pregnant women. It affects the liver. The disease itself is most often caused by hypersensitivity to sex hormones, in addition, it quickly progresses if some of the enzymes in the body are missing.
Hepatosis in pregnant women can occur due to the following factors:
- Deviations resulting from the synthesis of enzymes responsible for the transport of bile to the biliary tract from the liver cells;
- Hypersensitivity to sex hormones;
- defects in the synthesis of certain enzymes.
Speaking in general, many studies have shown that cholestatic hepatosis of pregnant women often occurs due to different genetic defects. This is even indicated by the fact that the disease is often recorded in close relatives. Hepatologists say that it is pregnancy that activates the liver disease.
How can I find out the cholestatic hepatosis of pregnant women?
The most important symptom is skin itching. But it happens that the following symptoms also appear: pain and heaviness in the liver, loss of appetite, jaundice, nausea, colorless feces, fast fatigue. If the disease does not progress too quickly, then all these symptoms disappear right after delivery, but the next pregnancy can happen again.
How to diagnose the disease?
To be honest, Clinical diagnosis of liver diseases during pregnancy is somewhat difficult. Palpation of the liver can not be done, because the uterus grows on the entire abdomen. Also, biochemical blood tests can not give a one hundred percent answer if there is liver disease, since some distortions are possible when bearing a child. In addition, many of the methods of diagnosis are contraindicated in pregnancy.
If the symptoms of hepatosis strongly disturb the pregnant woman, the doctors prescribe vitamin complexes or hepatropic drugs. In some cases, they may recommend purifying blood.
What are the possible consequences for the future child and mother?
Cholestatic hepatosis of pregnant women increases the risk of fetal hypoxia and leads to premature birth. If the disease is complicated, then many women are recommended for delivery on the 38th week of pregnancy. There is also a risk of developing serious bleeding after childbirth.
What should I do if you get cholestatic hepatosis of pregnant women?
Try to follow these rules:
- observe a diet that the doctor recommends;
- abandon oral contraceptives (after childbirth);
- constantly make tests and monitor biological and chemical blood counts;
- from time to time visit a hepatologist;
- With repeated pregnancy, follow the cholestasis - a violation of the synthesis, secretion and withdrawal of bile.
- use antibacterial agents with caution.
Cholestatic hepatosis of pregnant women is a disease, although common, but not too dangerous if you follow all the advice of doctors and listen to your body.
Be attentive to yourself, because you are nurturing a new life!