Pregnancy and digestive system
Problems with the work of the gastrointestinal tract in the period of gestation are due to changes that occur in the female body. It is known that from the first days of pregnancy the hormonal background changes. Noticeably increases the amount of progesterone in the blood. This relaxes the smooth muscles of the uterus to exclude the threat of miscarriage. However, an increase in the progesterone index affects not only the uterus, but also all the organs of the abdominal cavity. Among them - the digestive system and its components. When the muscles of the intestine lose their tonus, they are less able to cope with the advancement of stool. Women feel it is chronic constipation. And when stool masses stagnate, they begin to secrete toxins that enter the bloodstream and provoke pregnancy attacks of nausea, vomiting, and aggravation of well-being.
Heartburn is another unpleasant symptom that accompanies pregnancy. Its cause, again, lies in the action of progesterone. It relaxes the sphincter, which protects the esophagus from the reverse casting of food from the stomach. It is the acid content that enters the weakened esophagus that provokes heartburn. And when in the third trimester the fetus grows actively, the uterus increases, then the situation with heartburn can be further aggravated.
Characteristic of Pancreatin
The drug is available in tablet form. Its main active components are enzymes of animal origin. Auxiliary are sodium chloride, titanium dioxide, sodium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, talc.
The main purpose of Pancreatin is to completely break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats, to increase absorption of nutrients in the duodenum.
Protects active enzyme substances from the acidic environment of gastric juice, a special coating of tablets. Therefore, Pancreatin is prescribed as a substitute enzyme therapy for chronic pancreatitis, dyspepsia, after pancreatectomy, with cystic fibrosis. The medicine copes with non-infectious diarrhea, flatulence, chronic diseases of the biliary tract.
The dose of the drug varies from one to four tablets, which must be taken at each meal. As for contraindications, the manufacturer indicates intestinal obstruction and acute pancreatitis. Side effects of the drug may be nausea, stool discomfort, discomfort in the epigastric region.
Pancreatin and pregnancy
So is it worth using this medicine to future mothers? Recall that in the graph of contraindications there is no prohibition on taking the drug by pregnant women. Heartburn, which often disturbs them, the drug does not eliminate, because it stimulates the secretion of gastric juice, which means that the sphincter will let more acidic contents into the esophagus, increasing heartburn. That is, the medicine with a pregnant heartburn situation will only exacerbate.
And how does it affect constipation during pregnancy? In the instruction there is no information that the drug can provoke them. But there it is a question of that the side effects of his admission may be nausea. Means, and this unpleasant sign of pregnancy Pancreatin will not eliminate.
A good reason to be treated with this remedy is the presence of a pregnant woman with chronic pancreatitis and gastritis with a decreased secretion of gastric juice. When malfunctions in the pancreas are a threat to the health of the mother, then the medicine can be taken. In this case, the risk will be justified. But appoint a pregnant Pancreatin or its analogs should a doctor. He also prescribes a treatment regimen. And even this drug, if necessary, appoint future mothers before ultrasound examination of the pelvic organs.