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The Primary Cause Of Heartburn And Constipation During Pregnancy
GER vs GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux is a universal event.You cannot belch without refluxing air from the stomach, its just when the stomach acid comes up with it that you can become symptomatic with heartburn.(gerd) avoiding caffeine, nicotine, acidic drinks, spicy foods, and laying down after a meal can help you avoid symptoms.Many women deal with this in pregnancy and do fine. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Doubtful: It may be difficult, but it would be helpful for an OB provider to have records of prior diagnosis and treatment even if in childhood. It is unlikely that gerd that occurred only in childhood would cause pregnancy complications. However, reflux might occur due simply to relaxation of muscles by hormones. That might require some changes in diet if OB approves to ensure proper nourishment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bad gerd during pregnancy- after I started feeling like food was getting stuck in throat. Took nexium for 2 weeks and it resolved, stopped taking it
and now feeling that kind of stuck feeling again. Should I have kept taking nexium longer?
Breathless, gas trapped in my throat&chest, weak&dizzy feeling.Need to burp to feel relieved.Is it gerd?Had it during my pregnancy, just gave birth feb7.
Yes: Avoid certain food items too. If this is due to certain food need to check the food you consume and try to aviod those items. ...Read more
When I eat very acidic tomato sauce I feel it start burning all the down. Had awful heartburn throughout pregnancy but not pregnant anymore. Gerd?
Yes gerd likely: but sometimes is worse during pregnancy since stomach is pushed u and relaxes esophageal sphincter but if tomatoes bother you avoid them for now , gerd precautions are to eat 6 small meals instead of 3 to avoid overflow of stomach , elevate head of bed 6 inches for gravity to push down and avoid eating 3 hours before bed or just small amounts. it may pass. ...Read more
Yes: The answer should really be "absolutely". There is a muscular valve at the top of the stomach that helps keep stomach contents (fluid/food) in the stomach and out of the esophagus. This muscle relaxes more often during pregnancy and doesn't close as tightly. When the stomach contracts/churns food, it is able to go into the esophagus, and women get reflux symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Gerd is a result of a weak valve between the stomach and the esophagus. Pregnancy make the reflux worse becasue of the increased intra-abdominal pressure. If the valve was weak before the pregnancy, it will be weak after the pregnancy as well. The most common symptom is heartburn. Spicy food, alcohol, caffeine, and chocolate can make it worse. ...Read more
Common: Common during pregnancy. You need more oxygen during pregnancy and the body adapts to this. Also as the growing baby/uterus pushes against your diaphragm (muscle of breathing) your breathing might feel more labored. Gerd occurs for the same reason. It also occurs because the hormones make the muscle from the stomach to the esophagus more relaxed, causing reflux. Both reverse after delivery. ...Read more
I lost weight diring pregnancy, i lost more when i gave birth almost 8kilos, after 2months i lost another 2-3kilos.Is this normal? What to do?Ihave GERD
Impossible: There is no way to comment without much more information such as your weight, lab data, and the list goes on and on. You need to be working with your physician to figure this out! ...Read more
Ehlersdanlos3, pregnancy , chronic gastritis/esphogitis (no hpylori) making GERD unbearable... Help ... Natural if possible. Raw cabbage juice?
Pregnancy or GERD symptoms? My period came on jan 30- feb 5, it didn't come back on till march 4. I took home pregnancy test. It said no.
Are digestive enzyme supplements helpful during pregnancy in alleviating symptoms such as heartburn and or constipation and or gas/bloating?
Probably not...: Taking additional digestive enzymes is not likely to help with symptoms such as heartburn, constipation, or gas bloating unless a person has an underlying deficiency of digestive enzymes. Changes in the types of foods, the size of meals, the body position during/after meals, etc..., can help symptoms somewhat. An ob-gyn or G.I. Doctor may evaluate to see if symptoms are typical for a pregnancy. ...Read more
Often chest pain.: Heartburn is usually pain under the sternum or in upper abdomen. It may feel like a burning or raw sensation. May also feel like stabbing pain under the sternum. It is usually relieved or improved with antacids or something like Pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec. If severe or not relieved see your doctor. ...Read more
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