Treatment of heartburn during pregnancy

How and how to treat heartburn during pregnancy

Most likely, this is due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, which provoke a decrease in muscle tone, including the gastrointestinal tract, dysfunction of certain glands of digestion. One of the reasons may be that when the uterus increases, the abdominal pressure changes, and so the location of the stomach is slightly shifted. It should not be forgotten that this may be due to an exacerbation of a chronic disease that was previously asymptomatic. Therefore, with prolonged heartburn, it is necessary to consult a doctor.

In any case, regardless of the cause of heartburn - the feeling is very unpleasant and you want to get rid of it as quickly as possible.

When the heartburn torments to such an extent that you do not even want to live anymore - a pregnant woman in a panic begins to try all methods. However, the advice of grandmothers and girlfriends, who have already experienced all this, are very different and not always useful, which is important.

Take at least the most common "weapon" in the fight against heartburn - soda. Experiences of pregnant women show: yes, heartburn passes and very quickly. But there is a lot of "but". First, it takes a very short time. Secondly, after the improvement comes a new boom, with even greater force. This is because during the interaction of soda with gastric juice, carbon dioxide is formed and the hydrochloric acid is repeatedly isolated. Also, keep in mind that there is sodium in the soda, and its accumulation in the body can provoke swelling.

Many pregnant women probably heard that sunflower seeds help. If you have heartburn after several grains, then please. And if you have to eat them with "tons," then you should not. Do not forget that sunflower seeds are very high in calories.

Since ancient times people come up with different ways to get rid of heartburn. One of these is the eating of oats and barley. More precisely, chewing these grains. Swallowing them is not necessary, but only saliva.

Many nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds) help a lot in the fight against heartburn. But they rather prevent the appearance of heartburn, rather than eliminate the already appeared.

A common "medicine" is regular milk. A few sips - and an unpleasant "fire" is eliminated. The same effect is given by carrots, grapefruit juice. To some, even ordinary chewing gum helps, or mineral water. But the carbonated water still stands before use a little hold open - to weather the gases.

An excellent method is the egg shell. It needs to be ground and taken at the tip of the knife when heartburn occurs. But remember, that eggs should be homemade.

Also take a grated onion with sugar in a 1: 1 ratio. Some chew dry oatmeal. Or at night you can eat a whole leaf of cabbage.

Recently, food clay has become more popular. Heartburn can be helped by heartburn - a natural preparation of silicon.

Herbal tinctures of heartburn are widespread. Here are a few options:

  • 75 gr. St. John's wort, 75 gr. mint, 100 gr. sweet clover. 3 tbsp. Spoons of this collection pour 3 cups of boiling water. It should be done in the evening, and drain the next morning and take an hour before eating & frac14; tinctures.
  • herbal collection: St. John's wort and mint on 100 gr. , a thousandthousander 75 gr. 2 tbsp. l. This mixture in the evening, pour 2 cups of boiling water. In the morning, a strained decoction is taken in the amount of 100 g per day.
  • insist wormwood on alcohol or vodka and take 2 times a day for 5-10 drops per tablespoon of water.
  • 1 tbsp. l. herbs of a hundred thousandth of a centaur are bred in a glass of water and boiled for 15 minutes. Filtered broth is taken over & frac14; glass for 30 minutes. before meals.
  • you can brew ordinary chamomile and lemon balm. Drink instead of tea.

If you do not really want to bother with herbs and tinctures, there is a usual way - medicines. Remember! Self-medication, especially during pregnancy, is strictly prohibited! Even if it's Rennie or Maalox, which, according to the neighbor, are completely safe - consult your doctor.

Preparations against heartburn basically in the structure have salts of magnesium and aluminum. They do not stimulate the production of hydrochloric acid after administration, form a protective film on the wall of the stomach, increase the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter. Antacid preparations neutralize the acid, which is part of the gastric juice. However, it should be remembered that magnesium has a laxative effect, and aluminum - on the contrary - can cause constipation. Therefore, long-term use of antacid drugs can provoke problems with digestion.

In any case, you also need to remember that heartburn does not affect the fetus in any way. But the abundant use of drugs is a big threat. So have patience and wait for the birth of your baby. Together with the birth of a crumb from you will leave many "sores".

And no one cancels the golden rules for pregnant women who will save from many troubles, including from heartburn:

  • Do not overeat. Eat a little bit, several times a day;
  • Do not eat fatty foods, alcohol;
  • Avoid stress;
  • Do not lie down immediately after eating;
  • include in the diet fresh vegetables and fruits.

These simple rules not only prevent heartburn, but also help you make the baby healthy and strong! Plus will improve your health!

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